What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme? —
The International Baccalaureate is a programme designed to equip students with the necessary information and skills to excel in an ever-changing and increasingly globalized world. It emphasizes unique learning approaches developed to prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
The International Baccalaureate Organization is a nonprofit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, and focused on the student. Their three programs help develop the students intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. Currently there are more than 1,116,000 IB students at 3,631 schools in 146 countries (as of 2013, http://issuu.com/internationalbaccalaureate/docs/ibo_sep2013_uk_web/1).
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile describes character attributes that staff and students at Fairview International School value and to foster in their daily lives.
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