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ERIC Number: ED031220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-22
Pages: 40
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Work Experience Education Programs--Innovations in the Junior College Curricula.
Hayes, Glenn E.
Cooperative work experience programs were examined in terms of their scope and success in meeting student and community needs. Teacher-coordinators, administrators, and students participating in work programs at eight colleges offering work programs were interviewed. Students from industrial technology classes at a 4-year college were surveyed to determine the relationship between participation in these programs and performance in upper division courses. Among the findings of those interviews were: five of the eight colleges felt their advisory committees were effective; five out of eight students in these programs felt the work experience helped them more than regular classes; students felt the work could be more effectively planned; and work experience (not necessarily through junior college programs) was positively related to academic achievement at the 4-year college. It was concluded that these programs provide a great service to the community and there is a trend among junior colleges to continue and expand them. Recommendations included: only work stations relevant to student objectives should be selected; advisory committees should be encouraged to participate more actively; counselors should prevent students from entering programs without interest in the occupation; and coordinators of college programs should obtain feedback from high school programs. Suggestions for further research are included. (MB)
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Identifiers: California
Note: Seminar paper