Perspectives of undergraduate students towards IBDP and MoNE high school education
Sands, Margaret K.
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The study examined the perspectives of undergraduate students who had graduated from high school with both an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and a Ministry of National Education Program (MoNEP), and those who graduated with MoNEP alone. The researcher conducted a 5-point Likert scale survey of 21 questions with 75 undergraduate students studying at a private university in Ankara. In addition, five undergraduate students were interviewed using a semi-structured interview. The survey results were analyzed with regard to five factors: university preparedness, benefits of the curriculum, overall satisfaction, stress and detriments of the curriculum. To differentiate between IBDP and MoNEP t-tests were conducted. ANOVA was used to differentiate between subject areas. Interview results were summarized for deeper insight of the factors. IBDP graduates had more positive results than MoNEP graduates in preparedness, benefits and satisfaction factors, whereas MoNEP graduates had more positive results in stress and detriment factors.