Newly published IB book makes important contribution

Posted on 16th Nov 2015 in John Catt Publications, International Schools

We are delighted to say we have just published a new book on the teaching of the International Baccalaureate.

Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy into Chinese Language Teaching makes an important contribution to language teaching in general, to IB language teaching, and more precisely to the teaching of Chinese both in IB and non-IB classrooms.

This publication, jointly edited by Dr Ian Hill and Dr Mark Shiu-kee Shum, is a significant milestone in the advancement of IB philosophy and pedagogy because it brings for the first time an Asian/Chinese perspective to that discourse.

Dr Ian Hill was Deputy Director General of the IB from 2000 until his retirement in 2012. Dr Mark Shiu-kee Shum is Founding Head of Division of Chinese Language and Literature (2009- 2015), Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong and Deputy Director of the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research.

The book can be ordered via or via Amazon and other internet bookstores around the world. More information can be found here:

Additionally, we have just this week published International Leadership Development: International Baccalaureate World Schools as developers of Human Capital?

This important study tackles an issue of major historical and contemporary concern in international education in the medium of English: the interplay between the progressive costs of English language medium education in international schools, the overall global expansion of the phenomenon of English language instruction, and the historical, current, and potential impact of Christian leadership values throughout the system.

You can order and find out more information on that book here: