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Anthropology and the International Baccalaureate: History, Practice and Future Challenges

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Abstract:

The article contextualizes the educational, political and social context in which the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme was established and describes the place of social anthropology within the general aims of the diploma programme as a whole. The article then discusses the current diploma curriculum for social and cultural anthropology and the issues arising from this for the teaching and learning of anthropology in a global context, including teacher support and comparisons with other national pre-university educational qualifications. Some of the perceptions of the IB diploma among teachers, students and parents are also briefly discussed.

Keywords: DIPLOMA PROGRAMME; INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE; SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/aia.2010.170206

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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