ERIC Number: ED058880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Community College Vocational Cooperative Education: Exemplary Project in Vocational Education Conducted Under Part D of Public Law 90-576. First Annual Report.
San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.; Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
This is the first annual report of a 3-year exemplary project, financed by the U.S. Office of Education to prove that vocational cooperative education--a community college plan for career preparation through classroom study and off-campus, paid work experience--is an effective solution to the problems of student motivation, educational relevance, and bridging the gap between school and employment. The major objectives specified for the first year of the program were to establish a national demonstration model and to demonstrate the effectiveness of (1) alternate semester, parallel and extended-day plans, (2) recruitment, development and coordination procedures, (3) disadvantaged student recruitment and maintenance, (4) technical, business and paraprofessional manpower recruitment and training, and (5) "outreach" instruction and counseling. Within this framework, 24 lesser goals and objectives were specified for the exemplary program. In all cases the primary governing philosophy was not to prove the concept of cooperative education, but rather to determine the most effective vocational curriculum patterns and procedures. Efforts expended in these directions are reviewed in a discussion of program procedures, first year progress, budget arrangements and program evaluation. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.; Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.