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ERIC Number: EJ905137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
International Collaboration in Secondary Level Education
Loveland, Tom; Miyakawa, Hidetoshi; Hirayama, Yoshitaka
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n3 p10-19 Sum 2004
Global education is the means to teach the world's citizens about the globalization trends. High school students are preparing themselves for college and future careers. Students in discrete subject courses are not given the bigger picture about the internationalization of the world. Students miss the connections of how all of these areas are interlinked. An opportunity exists in the schools to solve this dilemma. Secondary-level technology education classes offer a curriculum that encompasses the study of technology with links to all academic classes. A technology education lab filled with Internet accessible computers and equipment is the best location to use distance learning tools and research to create a curriculum that teaches students about international culture, values, and understanding. This program is accomplished by creating a collaborative program for the students to unite with partners in other countries. The goals of this collaborative effort are to teach students in both countries to be more respectful of each other's cultures, to create long-term friendships between the teenagers, families, schools, communities, and countries, and to see the relevance of studying global issues and perspectives. This article describes the Japan-Florida Teens Meet Project (JFTMP), an international collaboration between Yumegakuen High School or Dream High School in Tsu City, Mie-ken, Japan, and Ridgewood High School in New Port Richey, Florida. The article also discusses the benefits of collaboration and the stages in planning an international collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Japan