The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has created a guidebook for the International Baccalaureate, an educational program that allows students to take university entrance exams and qualify for admission, and has begun distributing it to high schools and local governments.The International Baccalaureate is a program that teaches in English in principle and leads to the development of global human resources. The guidebook explains the advantages of the introduction and backs up the high schools and local governments that are interested.

The guidebook prepared by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is for 16 to 19 years old and explains the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate, courses to be taken, expenses borne by the school, how to secure teachers, scholarship system, etc.It also explains in detail the flow after applying for accreditation to the International Baccalaureate Organization, which is headquartered in Switzerland.In order to become an accredited school, you have to go through the stages of interested school and candidate school, but if you submit the materials to the institution as an interested school in April 2016, the teachers will receive the training specified by the institution and from 4 at the earliest. I also showed a chart that allows you to start the lesson.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has amended the School Education Law Enforcement Regulations so that the credits required for graduating from high school in Japan can be replaced with the courses taken by the International Baccalaureate.At universities, 55 schools such as Osaka University and Sophia University have conducted entrance examinations using the International Baccalaureate, and about 70 schools are planning to introduce or are considering it.However, only 2015 high schools were introduced at the end of September 9. The yellow light is on the Ministry of Education's goal to increase the number of accredited high schools to 26 by 2018.
Even if there are high schools and local governments that are interested, until now there was no choice but to collect information from the English website of the International Baccalaureate Organization, and there were voices that were worried about the period and cost until certification.In addition, there were some who questioned taking courses that are not necessary for going on to university in Japan.
For this reason, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology distributed a guidebook at a meeting of board of education and private high school officials nationwide in early October, and also published it on its website to encourage high schools and local governments nationwide to introduce it.
* International Baccalaureate An educational program provided by the International Baccalaureate Organization (Headquarters, Geneva).It is currently being implemented at 140 schools in more than 4,329 countries and regions with the aim of qualifying for university admission and securing admission routes that are globally accepted.

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