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  1. 1. Choosing the MYP in India One Schools Journey slides available at backchannel:
  2. 2. Abstract Draft:This study investigates the geographic and socio-economic trends accounting for the growth of IB schools in India. The majority of IB schools are clustered incertain states of the country. The study investigates the reasons for the popularity of the IB in certain states, such as Maharashtra, and highlights the issues thateducational institutions confront when planning and implementing IB programmes in India. The reasons for the popularity of the Diploma Programme and the growing popularity of the Primary Years Programme are examined. There is a special focus on the challenges faced by schools wanting to implement theMiddle Years Programme. Qualitative data is presented regarding reasons for theimplementation, or non-implementation, of the MYP. The anticipation of the NextChapter of the MYP is examined and its likely impact within India is described forschools, educators, and parents. Lastly, the 2009 Right to Education Act (RTE) is examined, considering its impact on international education in India.
  3. 3. Purpose of this Presentation● Overview of the growth of IB in India● Comparing popularity of IBDP, PYP, and MYP● Challenges faced by MYP schools in India● Outlook for long-term growth of IB in India
  4. 4. Motivation● Feasibility study● Rationale for choosing MYP● How we explain the choice of MYP to parents● Possibility of future schools●
  5. 5. Why are IB programmes so popular in India?
  6. 6. BackgroundIn India, ○ International Education ○ Student-centred Education ○ Holistic Educationcame before, andare bigger than,the IBO
  7. 7. International EducationUniversity College, Trinity College, Columbia University,London Cambridge New York
  8. 8. SWOT Analysis: IB in IndiaSTRENGTHS: OPPORTUNITIES:IBDP, PYP Wider Acceptance of MYP5 clusters Better AlignmentSAIBSA Inclusive, 425 million THREATS:WEAKNESSES: RTE – legislationMYP AP/Cambridge Capstone?Teacher training Perceived as elite Teacher issues
  9. 9. IB Authorized Schools in India byStatePer capita GDP (2011) given inIndian Rupees (INR)
  10. 10. SWOT Analysis: IB in IndiaSTRENGTHS: OPPORTUNITIES: Wider Acceptance of MYPIBDP, PYP Better Alignment6 clusters Inclusive, 425 millionSAIBSA THREATS:WEAKNESSES: RTE – legislationMYP AP/Cambridge Capstone?Teacher training Perceived as elite Teacher issues
  11. 11. Six Clusters:Mumbai, Pune,Bangalore,Hyderabad, DelhiNCR, Chennai● Relatively affluent● Urban● Globally Connected● IT or Commercial Marine Drive in Mumbai photo credit: Sraghunareddy
  12. 12. Case Study: Mumbai 25 Authorized IB Schools ○ 23 million people ○ Regional variation ○ South Mumbai ○ Parental awarenessOne parents comment: “I want this because of the education, not so Ican say my child goes to an IB School.”
  13. 13. Trend or Involvement?● Exhibition● Student Led Conference● Three Way Conferences● Projects photo credit: Ms.Manju Rajesh Oaktree International School
  14. 14. SAIBSAGrowing rapidlyEnthusiastic teachers: 400 attended job-alike in MumbaiExcellent leadership and policiesRapidly improving communication with the IBO
  15. 15. SWOT Analysis: IB in IndiaSTRENGTHS: OPPORTUNITIES:IBDP, PYP Wider Acceptance of MYP5 clusters Better AlignmentSAIBSA Inclusive, 425 million THREATS:WEAKNESSES: RTE – legislationMYP AP/Cambridge Capstone?Teacher training Perceived as elite Teacher issues
  16. 16. Recognition of MYP
  17. 17. Case Study: Inclusive Education One Principals comment:Inclusive Education is not "We had to limit the specialonly the right thing to do . . education students in our school to. . . . in India, its the law 10% – otherwise the school would have filled up with children with● RTE learning differences – weve got a waiting list of 40 families."● Learning differences: the tip of the iceberg??● Parents flying their children to London or San Francisco for testing and counseling Van Gogh: Sorrow
  18. 18. Better Alignment: exampleIBDP: MathematicsExploration is personalMYP students are betterpreparedChanges in Diploma to be For the Exploration IA, students choose a personal example from the world ofaligned with MYP & PYP Mathematics, be it fractals, or mathematical modeling of microorganisms, etc. Photo credit:
  19. 19. Interview with Captain Raj MohindraMYP is an excellent choice forEdubridge International SchoolSchools need to decide: either IB orCambridge – go with one systemRecognition of MYP will hurt IGCSE inIndiaProspect for growth of IB is good --particularly in good areas Founder Director of Mahindra UWC and consultant to many international schools in India
  20. 20. One critical question:Which will better prepare students for the IB Diploma . . . . . . . .MYP or IGCSE??We think: MYP, if the teachers are good!
  21. 21. Short break: Learning or QuestionPlease introduce yourself to the person onthe right and/or the person on your left.In groups of 2 or 3, ask each other:What is ONE IMPORTANT LEARNING I willtake from this session?OR:Ask ONE BURNING QUESTION I have aboutthis topic. Auguste Rodins The Thinker
  22. 22. Is the MYP a better preparatory course than the IGCSE?Dissertation papers written by Dr. TristianStobie (2005) and Iain Sachdev (2011)IBOs press release in Feb 2013: "MYPstudents in the UK have more civic mindednessand cultural awareness"
  23. 23. Focus on MYP:including the issues aroundchoosing the MYP or the IGCSE"The MYP is the most challengingof the the IBOs programmes" ~ Eight subjects, or six, or seven?____
  24. 24. IB / MYP Survey Data● Sent survey to all IB schools in India● 35 responses● Interviewed MYP Coordinators and HODs at 4 MYP authorized schools in India thanks to TAISI and SAIBSA
  25. 25. Qualitative Data from Interviews of MYP Pedagogical LeadersSummary of common challenges:● Teacher training (PD workshops within India) for MYP● Not enough proximity / communication between other schools● Language policy (Indians are polyglots)● Initial Costs and lot of paperwork for AuthorizationSpecial thanks to everyone at Victorious Kidss Educarez (Pune), RBK International Academy(Mumbai), Kodaikannal International School (Kodaikannal) and Stonehill International School(Bangalore)
  26. 26. Two International School Systems
  27. 27. Two International School Systems
  28. 28. Why do most International Schools in India go from PYP to IGCSE to IBDP?MYP is not clearly understoodMYP has only been recognizedrecentlyMYP requires good teachersand good teacher trainingMYP requires writing thecurriculumMYP is more expensive thanIGCSE
  29. 29. "Youre wrong!"one reason only"if it costs £20 000 toimplement the IGCSE, then itcosts £80 000 to implementthe MYP"Library, science labs, teacher Rraman Siinghtraining, etc.
  30. 30. What are the main challenges for schools implementing the MYP in India?1. Recognition2. Understanding MYP3. The Curriculum4. Assessment5. Teacher Issues credit: Erich Blocher, QAIS, Qingdao
  31. 31. Understanding the MYPMany administrators, teachers,parents, etc. do notunderstand theory behindMYP.Solution: study groups to readand discuss important textslike Understanding by Designby McTighe & Wiggins, orStirring the Heart, Mind andSoul by H. Lynn Ericson Wikimedia user: Webber
  32. 32. Understanding the MYP● Big Ideas -- Concepts● Explicitly teach 21st Century Skills● Transfer: Skills across subjects● Assessment: Formative, Varied, Positive, and Authentic● Reflective: Learning how to learn Chapter 7: An Implementation Framework to Support 21st Century Skills by Jay McTighe and Elliott Seif
  33. 33. AssessmentLearning theory: Parents say:● Formative ● Fair● Varied ● Consistent● Positive ○ across subjects● Authentic ○ across teachers ● Understandable
  34. 34. 21st Century SkillsTeaching is a profession,just as piloting or dentistryis a profession Fokker D VII Wikimedia:User:Ad Meskens
  35. 35. MYP Curriculum "A comprehensive, coherent, written curriculum, based on the requirements of theprogramme and developedby the school, is available to all sections of the school community."
  36. 36. Writing the Curriculum is DifficultSolutions:1. Teacher retention2. More collaborative time3. Curriculum Writing Workshop ● discuss big questions, like: what is a school? ● write curriculum ● write policies
  37. 37. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for the IB in India can be summed up in one word:
  38. 38. Teachers
  39. 39. ● Teacher Training● Teacher Salaries● Teacher Retention Photo credit: Amy Snider● Teacher Autonomy● Teachers who understand student- centered education● Quality of Life for Teachers
  40. 40. Questions? for more info: or
  41. 41. Magnet Analogy experiential drift Traditional Syllabus:Progressive, NewCurriculum: ● compartments, boxes,● project based ● students asking "what will● less tests, less come on the test?" structure, less ● massive homework constraints assignments● self-motivated ● students worried about learners grades● engaged students ● teachers giving instructions seeking experts about how to get good grades MAGNET ROSE Against the current -- its not easy!
  42. 42. Teacher SalariesPossibly the most explosive issue forIB schools in IndiaApplicants whose salary is 10,000 INRper month ($180)Problem for access and advancementDifficult to get experienced overseasstaff ● “separate pay scales”??? ● “overseas allowance”??? ● Higher fees??? photo credit: Ryan at LSI
  43. 43. Teacher Salaries: solutionsLong term solution: better pay for Indian teachersGradually work towards better pay for Indian teachersNo distinction or little distinction between Indian andoverseas teachersSo many gray areasMahindra UWC formula:● good salaries (by Indian standards) for all● mostly Indian teachers Beautiful campus and brilliant academics: Mahindra UWC attracts● some overseas teachers who love India overseas teachers. Photo credit: http://archlib.njit. edu/aboutus/benningerlecture.php