ERIC Number: ED032038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-17
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Cooperative Education at College of San Mateo: A Report to the Ford Foundation on the First Year of Progress in a Two-Year Developmental Program.
Bennett, Robert L.
This report covers the first year (July 1967-June 1968) of a 2-year cooperative education program. During this time, 359 students were enrolled in courses in aviation, business, education, physical and natural science, engineering, general technical, and liberal arts; another 84 were in a special V.A. Hospital project. The design and objectives are described for the different areas of study. From advisory meetings, student response, and one year's test of the program's basic design, certain observations were made. Business men, advisory committees, students, and educators were enthusiastic about the program. Students reported a new sense of contact, of community involvement, and of increased academic motivation. The relationship of career goal and work experience was of prime interest to the students. Field experience does not replace general education requirements, but adds depth and enrichment to the major study. Opportunities for students to get experience beyond the present offerings have been sought. Employers' evaluations have been universally favorable to the program. Development of work-study relationships for students who are in difficulty with traditional courses is emphasized and successes documented. Veterans and others in financial need particularly appreciate the change to combine work and study. For some of the courses, transfer arrangements have been made with other state schools and colleges. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California