ERIC Number: ED079555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Cooperative Work Experience Education--A Study in Success: Twenty-Six to Forty Years Later.
Brockmann, L. O.
This study was undertaken to provide an analysis of the reactions of students toward a cooperative work experience education program 26 to 40 years later. Major emphasis was placed on topics such as vocational choice, getting and holding a job, human relations, citizenship education, related instruction, education beyond high school, jobs held since graduation, armed services participation, and income range. Data from 423 respondents (approximately 75 percent) revealed that: (1) The greatest value of the program was in human relations, especially employer-employee relations and the development of personality and poise, (2) In assisting the participants make a vocational choice, the program ranged from somewhat to extremely helpful in 73.7 to 92.3 percent of the situations, (3) Employment stability was average or better, with approximately 60 percent remaining in the same field for which they had been trained, (4) In the area of getting and holding a job, the program was somewhat to extremely helpful in 64.8 to 94.3 percent of the situations, and (5) The salaries earned by the former students were modest, with 10.9 percent earning over $20,000 per year. A sample survey instrument is appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Cooperative Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Income, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Success, Work Experience
Titan Bookstore, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92634 ($4.00)
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