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ISJ November 2012: Mission possible: the efforts of the IB to align mission and vision with daily practice


John Korsmo, Wendy Barrett, Shelby Friesen & Leanne Finnley


This article discusses efforts to align a public elementary school’s day-to-day practice with its mission. With increasing diversity within the school community and a growing desire to encourage global mindedness among its student body, this school responded to its mission through incorporation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Insights from veteran teachers and administrators, parents, and students combine to tell the story of the school’s efforts.