ERIC Number: ED080108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Community College Vocational Cooperative Education: Exemplary Project in Vocational Education Conducted Under Part D of Public Law 90-576. Final Report.
San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.; Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
The final report is presented for an exemplary program in vocational cooperative education for community colleges developed through a three-year consortium effort of five California community colleges. This national demonstration model shows that community college cooperative education (Classroom study and off-campus, paid work experience) is an effective solution to many problems of student motivation, educational relevance, scholastic achievement, and retention in college, and helps to bridge the gap between school and employment. Among the findings were the following: (1) retention is improved by a factor of more than two to one; (2) academic standing is maintained or improved; (3) educationally disadvantaged students show improved progress; (4) employers are highly receptive after effective demonstration and promotion; (5) cost-effectiveness is being demonstrated as highly productive for the funds invested. Progress toward each of six objectives is described, and reports of various segments of innovation within the project are provided through discussion of 20 progress indicators, including enrollments, bilingual programs, new careers for women, evaluations, and employer reactions. (For related documents, see ED 058 880 and ED 068 092.) (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.; Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.