The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme after 30 years: A critical inquiry

  title={The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme after 30 years: A critical inquiry},
  author={Tristan Bunnell},
  journal={Journal of Research in International Education},
  pages={261 - 274}
  • Tristan Bunnell
  • Published 29 November 2011
  • Education
  • Journal of Research in International Education
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) was first created in 1980. This article charts its historical origins and growth. It offers a critical overview of the operation of the MYP revealing both its geographical distribution disparities and the current picture in terms of external moderation of student work. There are several emerging themes of concern. The exact role of the MYP within the IB ‘continuum’ can be questioned, while the MYP is a complex programme in terms… 
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