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Recognized by universities throughout the world, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a college entrance examination that students can take in any country. A school that adopts the IB curriculum ensures that its academics are brought up to international standards. Over 500 U.S. high schools currently participate in the International Baccalaureate program. As the IB concept gains ground with students, parents, and teachers in North America, Supertest tells two illuminating stories: how the IB program came to be and eventually reached the United States, and how it came to be implemented at Mount Vernon High in Alexandria, VA. The book provides insight into how ideas first conceived by a small group of educators in Switzerland eventually helped improve a typical American public school.The extended essay had many influences, but one of the most important was Kurt Hahn. He was a ... That led to the requirement that every candidate for the IB diploma conduct a significant piece of research on a topic of his or her own choice.

Author:Jay Mathews, Ian Hill
Publisher:Open Court Publishing - 2005


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