ERIC Number: ED100434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
New Horizons in Cooperative Education: Project Report.
San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.
This document presents a comprehensive overview of cooperative education programs in the San Mateo Community College District. There are three plans which provide regular work experience related to college studies and career goals. The Alternative Semester pattern allows two students to hold one full-time position by exchanging work and study schedules every semester. The Parallel Plan is coordinated to allow a student to work part-time and study part-time. In the Extended Day or Evening College New Careers pattern, special arrangements are made for college studies related to full-time employment. The employers cooperate in work assignments and supervision. Learning retention, academic success, career and affirmative action opportunities, and alternative education possibilities for the nontraditional college student have all improved. Two high priority problems have become apparent--the lack of program orientation to include liberal arts transfer students in cooperative education, and the tendency to gear educationally disadvantaged, low-income students away from full upper division and graduate education. One solution to these problems would be to develop cooperative education programs in a broad range of colleges. Progress indicators relating to San Mateo programs and the Bay Area are discussed. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California