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ISJ November 2018: Continuing the discussion of international education in the ‘Global South’ – A Cambridge perspective


Kyle Kopsick

This article responds to a piece written by Tristian Bunnell (2017), who argues that a more concrete definition of the Global North/South is needed to better connect post-colonial theory with the current state of international education. Using membership in the organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Group of 77 (G77) as determinants for classification in the Global North/South, Bunnell collects data related to the number of International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in each respected group. The findings show that only one-fourth of all worldwide IB schools are located in the Global South. Bunnell (2017, p9) calls for a similar examination into Cambridge International (CIE) schools and into “the growing body of institutions being identified as ‘international schools.’”