ERIC Number: ED030725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Status of Cooperative Office Education Programs in Michigan, 1967-1968.
Uthe, Elaine; Schroeder, Betty
A questionnaire designed to determine the status of selected elements of cooperative office education programs was sent to 178 high school teacher coordinators of cooperative office education in Michigan. Results are reported in tabular form. Cooperative office education programs were most prevalent in cities with populations of 10-50,000. The typical teacher coordinator had a masters degree, was between 31 and 40 years of age, earned from $9,000 to $9,999, belonged to a number of professional organizations, had 1 to 5 years teaching experience and had had work experience in the area of filing, office machines and general office occupations. Seventy percent of the coordinators also taught the related instruction class; 33 percent of the coordinators taught two other classes in addition to their duties as a teacher coordinator. In order to maximize the contributions supported by the Vocational Education Act of 1968, the study recommended that clear cut distinctions be outlined for the cooperative and work study programs. It was recommended that realistic experiences with theoretical bases be provided for potential teacher coordinators, and that they be encouraged to attend regional meetings of coordinators. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Secondary Education and Curriculum.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan