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June 15, 1998

President of Socrates Institute Visits Caen, France to Finalize "Vision" Project Arrangements for Alexandria's 250th Anniversary

Dr. Mary L. Radnofsky, member of the Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee and President of The Socrates Institute, a non-profit educational corporation in Alexandria, has just returned from a trip to Caen, Alexandria's sister city in France. She delivered greetings and a City of Alexandria pin from Mayor Kerry Donley to Caen's Senator-Mayor, M. Jean-Marie Girault, through Vice-mayor of Education, M. Berthillier, and Vice-mayor of International Relations, M. Boulet.

The purpose of her week-long visit to Caen, located in the Normandy region of France, was to finalize plans for the Socrates Institute's international educational project entitled, "Vision and the Scientific Habit of Mind," to celebrate Alexandria's 250th Anniversary next year, by organizing actual and virtual teacher and student exchanges through innovative use of Internet technology between public and private schools in Alexandria, Caen, and Helsingborg (Sweden).

Dr. Radnofsky, who designed the project, was interviewed on Radio-France Normandie-Caen, and by two French newspapers, Ouest-France and Liberté during her stay. She also met with city officials, school administrators, the principals from Ste. Marie School and the Bosnieres School, (the private and public French elementary schools participating in the project), and with several of the teachers who will be attending the Socrates workshop in Alexandria this fall.

M. Didier Pigeonneau and M. Jean Leloup, president and vice president of Caen's sister city committee, actively support this project, and have secured the financial backing of the city of Caen to subsidize the French educators' travel to Alexandria, and to provide other technological support to their schools.

"Vision and the Scientific Habit of Mind" will take place in four stages: (1) the Socrates Institute workshop for educators, focusing on interdisciplinary curriculum and Internet integration in October 1998, (2) communication and adaptation of the curriculum between participating educators from November 1998-March 1999, (3) simultaneous, international implementation of the classroom curriculum in April 1999, and (4) The Socrates Festival in May 1999, presenting the students' collaborative projects and interdisciplinary mural, "Alexandria's Lifeline" celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the city.

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