Presentation on theme: "International Baccalaureate Research Charlottetown Rural April 21, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
International Baccalaureate Research Charlottetown Rural April 21, 2008
Literature review Very few studies of IB Some issues/points raised: Gender School within a school Race, socioeconomic status Does it help students after high school?
More questions: How does it affect the school School climate Gifted Practices that encourage success No longitudinal research so far
My research interests School culture Teaching practice School-home-public connections Capital inclusion
This study’s questions 1. How does IB change schools and island education? 2. How do the participants involve themselves in this process? 3. What is effect on students and all other stakeholders?
Methods Case study: interview, observations, document analysis Longitudinal Ethnography
Time line 2007/08: planning year 2008/09: grade /10: grade /11: grade 12 and graduation
2007/08: Planning year Collect data from previous years Planning (eg training, curriculum plans, parent and junior high meetings, etc.) Interview stakeholders from dept. and schools Observe school-based meetings Interview parents and students
School as participant Interviews Observations Document analysis ethics
Me as participant Former teacher, 15 years Parent Former student Mentor and professor Curriculum design
Integrity and participation in research Acknowledge bias Ethical at all times Public exposure Use of data
Interview voluntary Confidential Unidentifiable Checks See all sides