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ERIC Number: ED101775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 22
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A Comparison of Academic Achievement Between Cooperative Education Students and Non-Cooperative Education Students at College of the Mainland.
McNutt, Dorothy E.
College of the Mainland (COM) has supported a cooperative education program for business majors since 1969. This program is a one-, two-, or three-semester plan that offers a student work in the community during his studies at COM. Each of the three co-op courses offers four hours credit for exploratory, career preparatory, or career retraining or enrichment objectives. The program is intended to complement and broaden the goals of formal academic and vocational preparation and to give the student an understanding of the interrelatedness of college study and daily life experiences. Each COM cooperative education student participates in the design of his own individual goals and objectives and in the design of his own achievement strategy. This document describes the cooperative education program at COM, reviews research pertaining to cooperative education in general, and describes a study comparing COM co-op and non-co-op students' mean GPAs in two courses. The mean GPA in Business Communications 231 and Business Psychology 231 for business majors completing at least one co-op course prior to or concurrent with enrollment in these courses was significantly higher than the mean GPA in the same courses for business majors who never took a co-op course. (DC)
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