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ISJ April 2013: Book reviews – Taking the IPC Forward


Edited by Mary Hayden & Jeff Thompson
Reviewed by Lesley Snowball


Taking the IPC Forward includes chapters from educators who have been involved in the creation, development and implementation of the International Primary Curriculum since its launch in 2000. Editors Dr Mary Hayden and Professor Jeff Thompson point to ‘the strong reputation that the programme has established in the relatively short period since its creation’ with ‘over 1500 schools in some 80 countries as at October 2012’ and the collection provides a range of perspectives on the factors that have contributed to this very rapid growth and great success.

The book is organised in four sections: Part A: Origins and Background; Part B; The Curriculum Context; Part C: Teaching and Learning through the IPC; and Part D: The IPC as an Agent for Change.