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ERIC Number: ED369644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 8
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Linking Foreign Language to Occupational Education in a Rural High School: Foreign Language with Criminal Justice and Travel & Tourism.
Connors, William R.
Ticonderoga High School (New York) has succeeded in increasing enrollments in foreign language courses beyond the college bound, Regents-level students who usually choose such courses. The school is located in the Adirondack Mountains, a region that, in the past decade, has seen increases both in prison construction and in tourism by French-Canadians from Quebec. As a result of these local phenomena, employment opportunities in tourism and corrections have been rapidly increasing. Employers in corrections indicate that Spanish is required for many entry-level jobs and for promotions. Similarly, tourist industry contacts suggest a need for more French-speaking bilingual employees. The high school responded by offering a new five-course sequence in criminal justice, of which two courses must be in Spanish, and is currently developing a five-course sequence in travel and tourism, including two courses in French. Although this experiment is only 1 year old, the percentage of the freshman class enrolled in a foreign language course has increased from 68 percent to 90 percent. Educational benefits are listed to justify the costs incurred by the new program. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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