ERIC Number: ED042455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Cooperative Work-Experience Education Programs in Junior Colleges.
Boyer, Marcia A.
Junior College Research Review, v5 n2 Oct 1970
The combination of course work and related work experience into educational programs at the junior college level represents an attempt by these institutions to meet the changing requirements of today's employers. This Research Review looks at a few aspects of their programs . To begin with, the values of these programs are viewed from the standpoint of students, college, employer, and community. Next, the promotional responsibilities of both the program's advisory committee and the individual program coordinator are investigated, followed by a look at various program arrangements. The wide variety of program possibilities becomes evident as one views Rock Valley College's (Illinois) cooperative technical program with 40 local industries, the College of San Mateo's (California) teacher-assistant training program, and the potential benefits of combining a college education with the traditional police cadet training system. Significant areas of difficulty reported by colleges include student supervision, relevance of work experience to course work, scheduling conflicts, financial remuneration, and placement. Looking toward the future, San Mateo and Orange Coast Junior College Districts in California have received federal and private support to provide a national demonstration model for junior college cooperative education. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.