The Real Game Series has been
an international collaboration since the success of the prototype at St. John
Bosco Junior High in St. John's, Newfoundland, in Spring 1994.
In September 1994, an International Advisory Group of
Canadians and Americans met for three days at the Memramcook Institute, in New
Brunswick, to develop the specifications for the national pilot prototype of the
Junior High/Middle School edition. This prototype was tested in more than 100
schools in Canada and the United States. Since then Canadians, led by the
National Life/Work Centre and Americans, led by America's Career Resource
Network (formerly the NOICC/SOICC Network), have collaborated on each subsequent
program in the Series. They have also teamed up on promotion, training materials
and procedures, Web site development and maintenance, etc.
The partnership has now been extended to include the
United Kingdom (Department for Education and Skills), France (Fondation Jeunesse
Avenir Entreprise), Australia (Department of Education, Training and Youth
Affairs), The Netherlands (APS - National School Improvement Project), New
Zealand (NZ Careers Service), Hungary (National Ministry of Education and
National Guidance Team), Germany (National Ministries of Labour and Education
and Berlin P-SW, and Ireland (Institute for Guidance Cousellors and Ministry of
If countries agree to follow The Real Game
Series Partnership Framework, and execute written agreements
(Preliminary Pilot Agreement, National Pilot Agreement,
Sub-Licensing Agreement), they may join the not-for-profit Real Game
Series international partnership and adapt, pilot and implement The Real Game Series programs. Typically, extensive adaptation
is needed to align these programs with local cultural and economic realities. As
countries join the international partnership, their National Real Game Series
Coordinators become full-fledged members of The Real Game SeriesInternational Advisory Group.
For more information on The Real Game Seriesnot-for-profit, international partnership please visit www.realgame.com.