ERIC Number: ED040710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Education in the San Mateo Junior College District: A Two Year Demonstration Project in Community College Cooperation.
San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.
This report describes the 2-year cooperative education demonstration project conducted in three colleges of the San Mateo Junior College District (California). The project, involving all academic disciplines, offers co-op students three plans: (1) alternate class attendance and a full-time job in conjunction with another student on a semester basis (alternate semester plan); (2) a part-time job in conjunction with appropriate college class loads (parallel plan); or (3) a full-time job in conjunction with reduced evening college class loads (extended-day/evening college plan). The advantages found by students in the program include a new feeling of community involvement, a greater sense of relevance of the college experience to career goals, and a high degree of financial security permitting regular college attendance. The two benefits most often cited by employers participating in the program are the opportunity to recruit young, college-trained employees, and the ability to get full-time coverage of work assignments. It should be noted that, while this field-experience credit does not substitute for the general education requirements of the college programs, participation does provide depth and enrichment experiences for the major field of study. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (JO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.