ERIC Number: ED196391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Link Courses and Other Co-Operative Educational Programs in New South Wales During 1979.
Craig, Alan; And Others
Link courses and other cooperative educational programs designed for secondary school students in New South Wales were evaluated in 1979. Link courses/programs are instructional sessions in which secondary students attend a postsecondary institution, or in which postsecondary faculty give lessons to students at the secondary school. The study was based on interview and questionnaire responses from students and staff. Based on the findings, information is presented on the following: extent of provision, types of courses, course organization, student population, selection of students, curriculum and instruction, human and material resources, visits to industry, insurance arrangement, assessment of students, and problems/constraints. It was found that a majority of participants felt positively about their experiences and wished the programs to continue. In nearly all programs, the extension of educational opportunity to study in an adult environment or the exposure to a more adult work-force-oriented situation were seen by participants as major benefits. In the majority of cases secondary students received instruction in classes separate from technical and further education students (the postsecondary students). Questionnaires also enabled respondents to indicate, in their own words, the aims of the link offerings and the extent of achievement of aims. Information on the evaluation plan, sample questionnaires, and sample interview questions are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Instruction, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Education, Course Organization, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Education
New South Wales Department of Education, Box 33, G.P.O., Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2001.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Dept. of Education, Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); Linked Courses