ERIC Number: ED099332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Career Opportunities Program: A Description and Case Study. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 23.
Baird, Melvin S.
The Career Opportunities Program (COP) is a nationwide program established under the Education Professions Development Act of 1967 to train and employ low-income community residents and Vietnam-era veterans as educational auxiliaries for poverty area schools. Indiana University at South Bend (IUSB), in cooperation with the South Bend Community School Corporation, has operated a COP Project since 1970. During the first semester, COP students are enrolled at IUSB and are assigned to Model Cities and Title I schools and Head Start centers. The 2-year COP curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of the public school curriculum and the students in elementary-level Title I schools. Support services rendered to COP students include: (a) vocational, personal, and educational counseling; (b) child care services; (c) tutorial services; and (d) referrals to health and welfare agencies for support beyond the resources of IUSB. Graduates of the program are awarded the Associate of Science Degree in educational technology. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana