ERIC Number: ED210991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Work-Study Programs: The Case of 'Berufspraktische Studien' at the Comprehensive University of Kassel. Arbeitspapiere des Wissenschaftlichen Zentrums fur Berufs-und Hochschulforschung an der Gesamthochschule Kassel, Nr. 8.
The process of institutionalizing off-campus work experience at the Comprehensive University of Kassel, West Germany, is described. The concepts of the comprehensive university and curricular reform in the Federal Republic of Germany are also addressed. The comprehensive university unites the tasks of research, teaching, and study that previously fell to different institutions, and it aims to facilitate transfer between different courses of study, as well as to help synthesize the academic orientation of the traditional university and the practical orientation of the nonuniversity institutions of higher education. The Comprehensive University of Kassel offers four basic types of courses of study: integrated course of study (e.g., architecture, urban planning, civil and mechanical engineering, agriculture, landscape planning, economics, and social work); teacher training; fine arts, graphic design, and industrial design; and conventional academic courses, confined at present to mathematics and physics. The integrated study course includes two semesters of work experience. In addition, Kassel still offers a number of vocational courses that are being phased out as the new integrated courses are being established. The following topics are addressed: problems of cooperation between employers and the comprehensive university, problems of the curricular integration of off-campus work experience, organizational problems with the university, and student problems. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Programs, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Design, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Business Relationship, Universities, Work Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kassel Univ. (West Germany).
Identifiers: Comprehensive Universities; University of Kassel (West Germany); West Germany
Note: Original title: Institutionalizing Education-Work Interaction Programs--the Case of the Comprehensive University of Kassel. Paper presented to the World Conference on Cooperative Education (2nd, Boston, MA, April 22-24, 1981) and to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, 1981).