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New research illuminates how the International Baccalaureate (IB) aligns with Australia’s secondary curriculum

A study conducted by researchers at Deakins University illuminates how the IB Diploma Programme aligns with the standards, principles and practices of Australia’s national curriculum at the senior secondary level. Findings suggest that the core elements of the Diploma Programme enhance alignment of the two, but notably that the Diploma Programme has greater international focus. With few exceptions, the Diploma Programme was found to provide greater depth than the national curriculum and to support the development of critical knowledge and skills. Australian teachers who participated in case studies with the research team stated their belief that the Diploma Programme is the more rigorous course of study and that it provides better preparation for university studies