ERIC Number: ED104486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Education: Conception to Credibility.
Bender, Louis W.; And Others
This report provides an analysis of the evolution of cooperative education within an historical-educational context. Chapter 1 reviews past definitions of cooperative education and presents the following definitional framework for the concept: "Cooperative Education is a postsecondary work experience program designed to produce academic, career and/or personal enrichment opportunities for a student while he or she is fully enrolled and registered at the institution. The work experience involves a definitive period or periods of employment supplementing full or part-time study on campus. Evaluation of the experience is performed by all participants (student, employer, and institution) based on pre-determined learning objectives dependent upon the work experience itself. The student's participation is considered an integral part of the educational process for that individual." Chapter 2 looks at the historical evolution of formal work experience programs from social, educational, and chronological events. Chapters 3 and 4 summarize the reports of privately supported study groups and task forces, and governmental groups in order to determine the past and present attitudes and roles of such groups. Chapter 5 places cooperative education in its total social context and provides predictions for the future. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Trends, Government Publications, Government Role, Literature Reviews, Political Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Private Agencies, Public Opinion, Social Influences, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
Center for State and Regional Leadership, Florida State University, 507 South Woodward Avenue, Room 225, Tallahassee, Florida 32304 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida.