ERIC Number: ED032039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Cooperative-Distributive Education: An Alternate Semester Program.
Bennett, Robert L.
This 1968 feasibility study of a cooperative education plan for students wanting careers in distribution is limited to College of San Mateo and 50 employers in the area. Although other plans have been developed, the most promising allows two students to fill a full-time work station--one student enrolled for the semester, the other working full time. At semester break, they exchange positions. Each combines his college education with career advancement. Employer responses showed that 27 thought the alternate-semester plan would be useful to them; six felt they could develop a suitable plan; seven preferred part-time work with continuous school enrollment; 40 agreed with the principle of cooperative education; ten said they could not accommodate such a program; most liked having both college trainees and fully-covered work stations; none had discriminatory hiring practices. It was also found that the program recruits students for distributive work and leads to other careers; half-time work is acceptable to most businesses, though it confines the student to nearby jobs; the value of full-time work and school varies for each student. Details of the program, including credit assignment, are discussed. Recommendations include a state master plan for cooperative education; promotion of the alternate-semester program; financial support for counseling, supervision, and work-station development; new models for open-ended terminal college program; a pilot study on employment patterns in the area's trade and transportation. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Business Education.; San Mateo Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California