ERIC Number: ED215150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of the Desirability of Expanding Cooperative-Type Work Experience Efforts.
Ruff, Richard D.; And Others
This paper examines the desirability and feasibility of expanding the effort committed to cooperative-type work experience programs. A data-based discussion is first provided of the current state of affairs in regard to cooperative education enrollment, student employment, and employer involvement in work experience efforts. In the next section, the major policy issues are examined that would affect the desirability and feasibility of expanding cooperative-type work experiences, including maintenance of program quality, student recruitment, changes in the workplace, readiness of students to benefit, legal constraints, cost to education, new approaches, and displacement of workers. The last section sets forth policy options that facilitate expansion. These federal options are suggested: targeted tax credits, flexibility in minimum wage, federal job opportunities, and vocational education and related legislation. State/local options suggested are closer linkages with general and college curricula, increased latitude to local districts, research and development, and shared control with business/industry/labor. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Linkage; Program Expansion