ERIC Number: ED394584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Multi-Institutional Collaborations for International Vocational Education: How To Manage It.
van Amelsfoort, Peter
In the current global educational environment, students and faculty must be able to understand people of different cultures and learn to communicate and compete with them in the workplace. One way of enhancing the curriculum to include international and multicultural elements is by developing cooperative programs with institutions in other countries, such as teacher exchanges, joint curriculum development, and study abroad for students. To give faculty and students the opportunity to experience other educational systems and to help bring new ideas back to the college, King William I College in the Netherlands undertook pilot faculty and student exchanges with community colleges in the United States. Netherlands faculty learned about American habits and the school system, while U.S. faculty visited industry, did job-shadowing, and had extensive discussions with faculty and students. The student exchange involved 12 students who attended classes and visited industries; some students plan to return to the United States to do work placement training. Finally, to ensure success in international exchanges, it is essential that commitment from faculty be obtained. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: King William I College (Netherlands)
Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.