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Business "We all live very global lives. Whether it be the films we like, the clothes we wear or the food we eat, every day we sample a little bit of another nation and it never stops being exciting. Global relations might be something most of us think is reserved for diplomats, but many opportunities for interaction with other nations, for promoting cooperation and understanding between countries exist right upon our backdoor, a particularly poignant offering considering the current political climate. Indeed, if we look to our children for the world’s future, implementing a global education (as opposed to the national education usually in place in school systems) is be.ing rapidly regarded as the logical step. Equally, with qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), instilling a sense of the cosmopolitan in our youth is no longer a task reserved for the individual, as schemes and structures exist to make your youngsters as metropolitan as Holly Golightly herself. So why aren’t parents jumping at the chance? It could well be because of the strange amount of myths surrounding this kind of education. The largest culprit is the idea that your child should be sent off to some remote and isolated part of the country. Whilst formerly this was the case, international schools can now be found in cities all over the world. Say for example you are looking for an IB school in London, a quick Google search now will certainly unearth a high profile, independent school London based, or even Paris based, New York based and beyond. .pared to perhaps a decade ago, this is quite a triumph. Finally parents can be assured their child is somewhere reachable, and will be surrounded not only with those of their own age, but the diverse people of these cities- more than enough to help these budding internationalists grow. We look at the pros and cons: Cons Price: It is a simple fact that the better something is, the more expensive it will be. IB might be a brilliant educational tool, but it is not for the average family. Entrance Requirements: International programs are available for all children from 3 years old. However, there is an element of ‘missing the boat’ for potential IB students as joining a course will normally demand certain entrance requirements to be met. However, these requirements will be difficult to meet for a student who has only been in a somewhat one-sided national curriculum education, with the problem exacerbated as the child grows. University Entrance: Universities will always give preference to home students, however this issue is .plicated by international qualifications. Some critics have argued that to some extent IB qualified home students suffer greater than home students qualified via the national curriculum. Pros Price: A good IB school will not differ dramatically in fees to a similar independent school teaching the national curriculum. Moreover, not every school will insist on board so the notion an international school will be pricier is unfounded. Entrance Requirements: It is true that entrance requirements will be far tougher than for a .prehensive school where entrance is based on catchment area, however exams are normally very straightforward and differences in education will be considered. In fact some have argued that any entrance exams are far clearer for students than some of the cryptic aptitude tests in place for grammar schools. University Entrance: Change always illicits some hostility in the beginning and a new form of education is no exception. However, this is a tide that is turning rapidly and children entered into an international course of education will most likely benefit significantly nationally as well as having greater options for international study. Moreover, education cannot be underestimated for its value not only in terms of career but personal development, an IB educated child will benefit from a range of .pulsory subjects including a language, a rare asset in today’s market. " About the Author: 相关的主题文章: