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Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by the hippo, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    What are people's thoughts on the Cambridge International Primary Programme? Is it really "international" at all, given that it just rehashes a lot of things from the English National Curriculum? Is it just a bit of expensive repackaging? If the CIPP is really much the same thing as the ENC, why bother with it at all?
    Having done the online "training" for the CIPP, my thoughts and reactions so far are rather negative, I have to say. Not only did the CIPP not bother to mark or grade any of my "submissions", but I am yet to receive my certificate for completing the CIPP.
  2. MisterMaker

    MisterMaker Occasional commenter

    I remeber Cabridge talking about CIPP years ago. It's really trying to compete with PYP, which I don't think is as good the ENC. However, like the PYP it is designed to avoid the Brit centric content of the ENC, and aims for more international mindedness. It was always meant to be based on ENC. As you've clearly done the training you'll know better than me how successful they were at removing the British based parts and giving an international flavour.
    I don't have a primary section in my current school, but would stick with ENC if I did.
    Cambridge as a whole seems to be getting less reliable and useful, so I don't think it's anything specific to CIPP why you haven't received you gold star yet.

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