Advantages of International Schooling

Published: 12th November 2011
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Globalization has been the most criticized word; every communist country and some so-called protectors of Indian culture has left no stones unturned in criticizing globalization without realizing that it has helped to change face of many third world countries like India. It has brought about progressive changes in every walk of our lives. Indian educational system has benefited maximum with globalization. Globalization has opened doors for International Schools in India, preparing the Indian students to compete on wider global arena.

There is an increase in the number of these schools in many metro cities of India. There are a large number of IB schools in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, etc.

International School follow a uniform international curriculum, these schools were basically founded for the children of diplomats who are geographically mobile, to maintain a seamless continuity in their studies. Earlier International Schools in India were considered to be a knack of these children, however today this notion has changed drastically and many Indian parents have realized the advantages of educating their children in IB schools.

The reason for rising popularity of IB schools in India is the curriculum that is designed in accordance with the current global scenario. The curriculum is modelled on systematic, scientific and practical factors keeping in mind all round development of the students. The curriculum is such that the students are encouraged to analyse the problems rationally and apply what they have learnt in the class rooms. The syllabus is beyond the limits of text-books, which makes students bookworms and not successful. Syllabus of the international schools in India, do not make students a machine that need commandsfor efficient functioning.

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." Chinese proverb

The pedagogy of IB schools in India is based on the simple proverb given above. The students are given complete knowledge about the subject, or say the teachers make them understand the very core of the subject. The students are given wings to fly and encouraged to explore their own skies. The students are not spoon-fed by the teachers, but are allowed to apply their education to cope up with the real life situations. This kind of pedagogy increases the confidence of the students helping to them to excel in their life and give up when real problem arises.

Moreover, the selection of teachers of IB schools in India is purely based on their qualifications, which is at par with the international standards. Thus, well qualified and trained teachers play an important role in the development of the child.

International schools follow a simple, yet distinct ideology that "every child is special". So, as a part of this ideology IB schools in India not only offers world class academic curriculum but also a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, so every child is benefited. In international Schools, your child can take up any activity; say for sports, uniformed groups, arts or be a part of any clubs. This kind of co-curricular activity helps in character building of the students and makes every child special in true sense. Growth of your child while studying in International Schools in Indiawould not linear; but it will be multifaceted growth.

International Schools in India attracts many students from different parts of the country as well as from the world. Thus, IB schools in India are a mixed bag of students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Your child will get good exposure and would come to know about other cultures, also would learn to accept and tolerant the difference in his and his fellow students backgrounds. This would instil the notion of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" deep into their minds, making your child a good global citizen.

The admission season is in full swing, international schools can be at the top of your list, owing to a number of benefits it can have for your child.

Singapore International School, Mumbai admissions open from October for Academic Year 2011-2012 for KG to XII. Admission in SIS, Mumbai is based on entrance test, mark sheet and interaction. SIS is offering a program with two levels. The combinations of IGCSE & IBDP Programme make SIS unique among the Boarding Schools in India .

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