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ERIC Number: ED171992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Feasibility of Cooperative Education at B.C.I.T. [British Columbia Institute of Technology].
Parikh, V. M.
To examine the feasibility of introducing a program of cooperative education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), a task force assessed the problems encountered by other institutions which have introduced cooperative education. Attention was given to the support that might be expected for cooperative education among students, faculty, and employers. The committee considered the impact which cooperative education will have on course scheduling, labor/management relations, student supervision, departmental responsibilities, and resource use. The task force also examined the applicability of different models of cooperative education and the rate of implementation. The committee found that the introduction of cooperative education would require achievable changes in program scheduling, faculty working conditions, organizational structure, and resource allocation. It was concluded that several patterns of cooperative education, and in particular one in which periods of work experience are alternated with terms of classroom instruction, would be practical at BCIT. Recommendations supported cooperative education, suggested dates for implementation, and offered guidelines for dealing with the implications of the program. (Survey forms, plans for implementation, a sample training plan record, and articles relating to cooperative education are appended.) )LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby, Directed Study Centre.
Identifiers: British Columbia; British Columbia Institute of Technology
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small, thin type