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McCharen, Belinda – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 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…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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McCharen, Belinda – Career and Technical Education Research, 2008
As career clusters and pathways are being implemented within the program of study requirement of the Perkins IV legislation, the current linkages between entry level occupations and careers requiring advanced certifications or degrees should be examined by career and technical education (CTE). This study examined the linkage in the healthcare…
Descriptors: Health Occupations, Vocational Education, High School Students, Transitional Programs
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McCharen, Belinda; Song, JiHoon; Martens, Jon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The primary aim of this research is to identify cultural determinants of organizational learning and knowledge creation practices, which could be the driving factors for the innovation process in school settings (Mulford, 1998; Silins et al., 2002). A conceptual process model for school innovation was developed. In contrast to previous approaches,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Structural Equation Models, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies
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Song, Ji Hoon; Martens, Jon; McCharen, Belinda; Ausburn, Lynna J. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2011
This study investigated structural relationships among the constructs of supportive learning culture, school innovative climate, task-related job autonomy, and teacher turnover intention in career and technical education. The study applied organizational concepts to a problem typically approached from the perspective of teacher characteristics and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Professional Autonomy, Faculty Mobility, Intention
McCharen, Belinda – 1995
The changing nature of the workplace is increasing recognition of the fact that employee career development is a lifelong process essential to the achievement and maintenance of a high-quality, competitive work force. Offering employees the opportunity to participate in growth and development programs that include career counseling, assessment,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Counseling, Career Development
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McCharen, Belinda – Journal of Career Development, 1996
Competencies such as those identified in the National Career Development Guidelines should be part of comprehensive career planning. Plans should document competencies currently achieved and include a plan of action for achieving additional competencies. Review of the plan should determine whether it is based upon individual interests, goals, and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Planning, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education