ERIC Number: ED092598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Municipal Cooperative Education Program: A Report of the 1962-63 Trainees.
A summary of a year long evaluation of the participants in the 1962-63 Municipal Cooperative Education Program (MCEP) is presented. The MCEP is a work-study program for high school students in New York City which affords participants an opportunity to engage in vocational experimentation under structured and supervised conditions while continuing their education. This evaluation determines what effects, if any, participation in the program had on the student, and comments on these effects in terms of the intended and expected outcomes of program participation. The data was collected through interviews and questionnaires from 48 cooperative and 21 control students. The findings of the study conclude that: (1) the MCEP enhanced the high school curriculum; (2) the value of the vocational experience was determined greatly by the nature of the work assignment; (3) the trainees were at a disadvantage by being placed in special classrooms apart from other students; and (4) the trainees need counseling while participating in the program, as well as at the time of study. The appendixes include samples of correspondence with respondents, research instruments used, information about the data, and tabulated data from questionnaires. (MLP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)