ERIC Number: ED390488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Canada-India Institutional Cooperation Project: International Partnerships in Education.
The Canada-India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) is a joint venture by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the governments of India and Canada designed to contribute to human resource development in India's polytechnic system. Specifically, the project seeks to develop replicable models of institutional development in 13 pilot polytechnic institutes in southern India to help make these institutions more responsive to the workforce training needs of local industry, businesses, and communities. The approach to human resource development taken by the project is one of learning by doing, with educators learning planning skills by actually planning project activities. Since implementation in September 1991, improvements within the polytechnics have been noted in the areas of strategic planning, management training, staff development activities, continuing education, industry and community interaction, the participation of women, and environmental education. The success of the partnership is attributed to the CIICP partnership strategy, which is based on building effective relationships, joint implementation, the provision of training for participation in the partnership, and the counterpart approach to the implementation of project activities in which every training session is offered jointly by Canadian and Indian partners. The CIICP has been successful in helping the polytechnics improve the quality of education, provide training relevant to community needs, and generate revenue in their communities. In addition, Canadian colleges have gained important linkages with Indian institutions, opportunities to internationalize their campuses, and vast professional development experiences for faculty. (TGI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; India
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Community Colleges for International Development Conference (19th, Phoenix, AZ, February 4-6, 1996).