The turning tide of the International Baccalaureate in China: When global dreams meet national priorities

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Abstract

This article investigates how the International Baccalaureate’s ‘global dream’ for education interacts with the national priorities of governments. In mainland China, a thriving international school market has been met with tightened government control. We draw on the analytical lens of ‘cosmopolitan nationalism’ to demonstrate how a cosmopolitan openness to international schooling was subject to reversal when deemed to counter national interests. Through content analysis of government documents and state media, we discuss how representations of the International Baccalaureate were in tension with national agendas of the ‘China dream’ and ‘common prosperity’. Finally, we reflect on the malleability of the International Baccalaureate across diverse national contexts. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Early online date12 Sept 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Sept 2022

Citation

Wright, E., Lin, C., & Lu, J. (2022). The turning tide of the International Baccalaureate in China: When global dreams meet national priorities. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14767724.2022.2115342

Keywords

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International education
  • Cosmopolitan nationalism
  • China dream
  • Common prosperity

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