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Interpreting and implementing the IB Learner Profile in an internationalised school in China: a shift of focus from the ‘Profile as text’ to the ‘lived Profile’

Poole, Adam

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Adam Poole zx17826@nottingham.edu.cn



Abstract

This article presents findings from a case study that explored the way Sophie, an expatriate International Baccalaureate Diploma art teacher in an internationalised school in Shanghai, China, interpreted and implemented the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. The findings challenge the view that the Profile exerts a regulatory force on teachers’ behaviour by showing that Sophie not only reshaped the Profile according to her beliefs about teaching and learning, but also resisted what she perceived to be underlying patriarchal and westernising discourses. Findings suggest that the notion of a regulatory discourse should focus on both the Profile as text and also what could be called the lived Profile. Finally, this article offers tentative recommendations for professional development that incorporate both the Profile as text and the lived Profile.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Research in International Education
Print ISSN 1475-2409
Electronic ISSN 1741-2943
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Poole, A. (in press). Interpreting and implementing the IB Learner Profile in an internationalised school in China: a shift of focus from the ‘Profile as text’ to the ‘lived Profile’. Journal of Research in International Education, 16(3), doi:10.1177/1475240917742534
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1475240917742534
Keywords Learner Profile, international education, regulatory discourse, cultural scripts for teaching and learning
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1475240917742534
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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