Intellectual Social Responsibility

The IB's work focuses on preschool, primary and secondary education (young people ages 3-19), ending in the Diploma Programme with a university entrance credential. The IB world with many university faculty and admissions officers/tutors, and we share much in common with ideas, fates and fortunes of post-secondary educators. In some cases, we can look for ways to work together even more effectively. Global education is a good example. Both schools and universities face many of the same conceptual and practical issues when trying to understand international mindedness-- and engage with contemporary global challenges.

What Global Engage aims to do within the community of IB World Schools, a new UN program is working toward (in its own way) within the global community of university education. 
is working toward the realization of the Millinnium Development Goals by building capacity in education systems and by advancing/addressing/promoting education for

  • human rights
  • peace and conflict resolution
  • elimination of poverty
  • sustainability
  • inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance.

There's even a Facebook®
where you can follow events and activity reports from the initiative.

With 572 cooperating institutions of higher learning (supported by the International Association of University Presidents) and a network of university students (ASPIRE: Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education), this new network is powerful example of how we must collaborate in order to make progress.

Education for all requires effort from all. IB programmes help to prepare young people who are ready to meet Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's vision of a 'movement of minds' that can bring about the changes required to make a better and more peaceful world.


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