Léman Students Participate in Global Mindedness in IB Schools Study
October 26, 2020
On October 15, our Grade 11 and 12 students participated in an international research study on Global Mindedness in IB schools. As an IB World School we have pride in our international mindedness and explicitly identify global thinking and collaboration as attributes of a Léman Manhattan learner.
The aim of the 'The Global Mindedness in IB Schools Study' was to increase the body of research on international mindedness levels of International Baccalaureate students. Léman was chosen to take part in this large-scale study taking place in six countries around the world (Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United States). The data obtained from students at IB World Schools will be compared to global-mindedness levels of other young adults in the same country who may not be involved in IB programs.
To conduct the study, the IB has partnered with School-to-School International (STS), which is a US-based non-profit organization that specializes in education research and evaluation in countries around the world. The first stage of the study involves students taking a brief online survey. The STS research team will then follow up with a set of questions to the Head of School and Director of IB Programming.
To ensure reliability and authenticity, all survey responses are submitted through secured, data-encrypted, online survey software with password-protected servers only accessible to the study's researchers. No names are collected at any stage of the survey. Perhaps most importantly, by taking part is this survey our students are contributing to research that should help further strengthen the International Baccalaureate education and, in turn, help IB students in the future.