ERIC Number: ED203171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Comparisons of Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Students: An Analysis of Student Accounting System Data. Interim Report, June, 1981.
The major purpose of this study was to identify unique effects of cooperative vocational education. This interim report is of results of the analyses of existing data bases. Comparisons of cooperative and non-cooperative vocational programs are made on the following variables: enrollments by age, sex and race, school status, work status, first-year followup wage, and employer evaluations. The major conclusion of this phase of the study is that cooperative vocational education has not demonstrated any unique effects on the variables studied. However, cooperative vocational education enhances sex equality in enrollment in most program areas. A few of the trade and industrial program areas that have been totally male-dominated, i.e., auto body repair, auto mechanics, carpentry, electricity, machine shop, and welding have not been affected by cooperative programs. Further study should consider additional variables such as student aptitudes, level of skill achievement, and job advancement. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.