Fernanda Gándara, Aimee Reeves and Drew Schmenner – School-to-School International.
This study measured International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) students’ global-mindedness levels benchmarked against their peers from a similar age range and the same six countries (Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United States). Researchers also analysed IB students’ global-mindedness levels disaggregated by characteristics, such as number of IB courses taken, year of IB programme (first year or second year) and demographics. To examine levels of global mindedness, researchers used the World Values Survey (WVS), an international research programme that studies people’s social, political, economic, religious and cultural values worldwide. Results indicated that DP and CP students across all six countries showed higher levels of global mindedness than young adults in the WVS benchmark groups. Additionally, second-year IB students averaged higher global-mindedness levels than their first-year peers in five out of the six countries.