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共同JBN 0450 (2014.4.23)

【ハーグ(オランダ)2014年4月23日PRN=共同JBN】国際バカロレア(The International Baccalaureate 、IB)は23日、社会を変革する革新的な国際教育プロジェクトを表彰するWISE(国際教育改革サミット)賞の候補になった。IBのキャリア・プログラム(Career-related Certificate 、IBCC)は最終候補15のひとつになり、その中から6つの受賞者が9月に発表される。

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これは特に世界の失業率の高い地域において効果的である。例えば、英国ケント州では若年失業率が急上昇してきており、場所によっては27%にも達している。ケント州にあるDane Court Grammar Schoolの筆頭教頭ポール・ラクスムア氏は「当校はコミュニティーを変革し地域のすべての学生の熱意を高める手段としてIBCCを利用している。そしてその通りのことが起きている」と述べた。数字をみればこの成功の様子がよく分かる。複数の学校の報告によれば、IBCCを完了した学生のうち、70%がそれ以前はその選択肢(IBCC)を考えもしなかったにもかかわらず、さらに上の学校、または高等教育、あるいは職業訓練に進んでおり、29%は就職している。





ソース:The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate's Career-related Certificate (IBCC) Shortlisted for 2014 WISE Award



    The International Baccalaureate (IB) was today shortlisted for the

prestigious WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award, which

recognizes innovative international education projects that transform society.

The IB's Career-related Certificate (IBCC) is one of fifteen finalists on the

shortlist, from which six overall winners will be announced in September.

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    Reacting to the news, Dr Siva Kumari, the Director General of the IB,

commented, "We are honoured that the IB's programme has been shortlisted by the

WISE Jury. We appreciate this prestigious recognition of the IB's approach to

dealing with global challenges in education, including the crisis of rising

youth unemployment and the skills gap. Dramatic changes are needed to the

traditional approaches of career and industry education. The IBCC ensures that

a greater number of students will leave with international mindedness, critical

thinking and greater communication skills combined with academically rigorous

courses. In a global economy such global perspectives, lifelong learning, and

analytical skills are much needed."

    The Career-related Certificate, one of four programmes offered by the IB,

was launched in 2012 and is aimed at students who take a career studies pathway

in the last two years of secondary school. Combining rigorous academics with a

school-based career-related programme, the IBCC prepares students for

successful careers in today's rapidly evolving world.

    This is especially effective in high unemployment areas of the world. One

example is the county of Kent in the UK, where youth unemployment has soared,

reaching 27% in some parts. Paul Luxmoore, the executive Head Teacher at Dane

Court Grammar School, remarked, "We are using the IBCC as a vehicle to change

the community and raise the aspirations of every student in the area-and that's

exactly what is happening." The facts show how successful this has been: of the

students completing the IBCC, schools report that 70% are going to further or

higher education or training-with many not having considered it an option

before-and 29% are going into careers.

    To date, the IBCC has been implemented in 73 schools across 14 countries.

The programme's results demonstrate that students benefit from the combination

of academic subjects and career-related studies. "The programme's first phase

has been highly positive," said Dr Kumari. "We are exploring the best way to

expand its scope, to include a broader group of schools and reach more

students. They will access a broad, flexible education which will give them the

knowledge, practical training, intellectual engagement, and international

mindedness not otherwise possible in such programmes, developing higher order

cognitive skills and academic behaviours that enhance their employability, and

also dramatically alter their world view."

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    SOURCE: The International Baccalaureate