Workshop conducted by CIE dispels popular notion that international education is only for those who want to go abroad. Gauri Rane reports: With international boards making inroads in to school education, the last decade has seen a massive shift of focus towards school education. Keeping this in mind, Members of International Schools’ Association, MISA had invited, William Bickerdike, CIE regional manager for South Asia and Madhav Welling, pro-vice chancellor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies to guide teachers and principals of the member schools on higher education opportunities within India. The workshop focused on dispelling the popular misconception that international education is suitable only for those who wish to pursue higher education abroad. Parents are right in their concern of how will their wards benefit by studying at a school offering—IB (International Baccalaureate), IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) or CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) curriculum. “Students and parents are confused on taking admission in higher education institutions in India,” said Welling.