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Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n7 p30-33 Oct 2009

The dream of a Franco-Oklahoma partnership began over a year ago when Chantal Manes, now from the French Ministry of Education, visited Oklahoma. The Technologie Academie in Soissons, France, had a goal for all the career and technical students in the Picardie Region of France to have an international experience before completing their technical program. Manes was visiting Oklahoma on another project but wanted to connect with the career tech system. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education identified in its strategic plan the importance of preparing career and technical education (CTE) students for the global economy. The goals of the two were aligned and ready to be realized in an unexpected way. This article describes how four technology centers in Oklahoma with culinary programs forged partnerships with French Lycee schools to offer students and teachers a transatlantic exchange that influences instruction and learning on both sides of the ocean. The author concludes that this type of global exchange will help CTE students be successful in the workplace of the 21st century.

Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Partnerships in Education, Hospitality Occupations, Food Service, Service Occupations, Tourism

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Autor: McCharen, Belinda

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3432&id=EJ858235

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