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The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an international profit educational foundation, founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland.[1] The organization administers three programmes for elementary, middle, and high schools which provide the schools with an international curriculum intended to be acceptable to universities around the world. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme created and managed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for students aged 3 to 12. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in the United States). ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, often colloquially referred to simply as IB[1], is a prestigious and rigorous educational programme taught in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of acronyms connected with the three International Baccalaureate programmes: the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Primary Years Programme. ... This is a list of notable people affiliated with the International Baccalaureate, including IBO directors-general, presidents of the IBO Council of Foundation, and notable graduates of one or more of the three IB programmes. ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here A total of 1469 schools (as of September 2005) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled language A1, refers to the native language or otherwise best language of the student - thus, language A1. ... The Group Two of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled second language, refers to the one or more foreign languages that each Diploma candidate is required to study. ... It has been suggested that IB Psychology SL be merged into this article or section. ... The Group Four of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled experimental sciences, consists of the three core sciences. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: International Baccalaureate The Group Five of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled mathematics and computer science consists of four levels of mathematics courses and an elective computer science course. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: International Baccalaureate The Group Six of IB Diploma Programme subjects is subtitled the arts and electives. In group six, students can take any of the subjects offered in the other five groups. ... The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Creativity, Action, Service (usually referred to as just CAS) is a component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with the aim of providing a counterbalance to the academic rigour of the educational programme. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A charitable foundation is a legal categorization of nonprofit organizations that either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the sole source of funding for their own activities. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... Curriculum has many different conceptions. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


Note that International Baccalaureate Programme, or simply International Baccalaureate, is a common misnomer used to refer to one of these programmes (most frequently the IB Diploma Programme). High schools often advertise that they offer the “International Baccalaureate Programme,” in which case it is obvious that they are referring to the DP as it is the only one of the three programmes intended for students of senior high school age. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...

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The International Baccalaureate Organization's original intent was to provide schools with a curriculum which would be universally acceptable to all institutions of higher learning throughout the world. This idea led to the creation of the IB Diploma Programme in 1968 at the International School of Geneva. The Middle Years Programme and Primary Years Programme were created in 1994 and 1997, respectively, allowing the IBO to offer educational programmes from the age of three to the end of the secondary level. Curriculum has many different conceptions. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, often colloquially referred to simply as IB[1], is a prestigious and rigorous educational programme taught in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ... The Ecolint Logo The International School of Geneva, also known as écolint, is a private international school in Geneva, Switzerland. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in the United States). ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme created and managed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for students aged 3 to 12. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The IBO functions on fees charged from schools who wish to implement one or more of the organisation's educational programmes. Traditionally, the schools offering the programmes were private international schools, but the number of state schools (public schools in the U.S.) is increasing. Today, over half of all Diploma Programme students are from these schools and there are currently 1,903 schools in 124 countries implementing the organisation's programmes to more than 500,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. [2] Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... This is a list of international schools from around the world. ... State school is an expression used in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to distinguish schools provided by the government from privately run schools. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The organisation has four regional offices: IB North America and the Caribbean (headquartered in New York), IB Latin America (Buenos Aires), IB Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and IB Africa, Europe, and Middle East (Geneva). North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia Pacific or Asia-Pacific, sometimes abbreviated as APAC, generally applies to the littoral East Asia and South East Asia states that are near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The organisation's first director-general was Alec Peterson, who played a crucial part in the development of the IB and the formation of the organisation. The IBO's current director-general is Jeffrey Beard.[3] Director-general is the professional head of a UK Executive Agency which contains other agencies headed by directors. ... Alec Peterson (1908 - 1988) was a British teacher and headmaster of Dover College, greatly responsible for the birth of the International Baccalaureate educational system. ... Director-general is the professional head of a UK Executive Agency which contains other agencies headed by directors. ... Jeffrey R Beard is an American manager. ...


Programmes

The set of educational programmes managed by the IBO is intended for students aged 3 to 19.[2] These programmes provide schools with curriculums that are broadly applicable worldwide. The three IB programmes are the following:

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme created and managed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for students aged 3 to 12. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in the United States). ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, often colloquially referred to simply as IB[1], is a prestigious and rigorous educational programme taught in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ...

References

  1. ^ Overview of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  2. ^ a b International Baccalaureate Organization (home page). Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  3. ^ Director general biography. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  4. ^ International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  5. ^ International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  6. ^ International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.

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