ERIC Number: ED198254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Summary Report of Work Experience Education Program Effectiveness and Organization.
Germscheid, R. D.
A study was designed to gather perceptual data from students, coordinators, and supervisors involved in work experience education in Alberta, Canada. Two questionnaires were designed by the researcher to obtain information on the priorities and the perceived attainment of benefits of work experience and on selected organizational variables (e.g., extent of formalization, intensity and reciprocity of the school/sponor relationship, and the extent of program integration between school and sponsor). Among the findings resulting from the study was that all respondent groups rated the benefits of work experience education as important priorities. However, significant differences emerged between student and supervisor samples on three affective items: attitudes for successful job performance, development of personality and poise, and the value of staying in school for a longer period of time. In the cognitive area, the highest priority rating was given to learning useful skills on real jobs under actual working conditions. The lowest rating was awarded to learning the relationship between production and wages. Supervisors rated these priorities consistently higher than did students or coordinators, with some exceptions. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
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