ERIC Number: ED109414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Assessment of Cooperative Education by Former Students and Participating Employers. [Indiana].
Harris, Robert C.; Hodgson, Carol A.
The study evaluates the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) approach to cooperative education in 54 schools in Indiana. Data for the study were obtained by means of two mailed instruments: one administered to 1,032 cooperative program graduates in May 1974, and the other to 677 employers in June 1973. The respective returns were 59.1% and 75.9%. Graduate information was calculated and tabulated with respect to employment status, mobility and migration, employment profile, wages, preparation for employment, most beneficial contribution of the program, teacher coordinator characteristics, and recommendability of the program to others for the program areas of agribusiness, office, distribution, health, home economics, trade and industry, and interdisciplinary. Employer information was likewise calculated and tabulated with respect to employment setting, assessment of student trainee, preparedness of student trainee, cooperative education processes, employer's views of coordinator's expertise, and employer's assessment of programs. The data emphasize the important role of the coordinator in the cooperative program and the exceptionally high level of acceptance of the cooperative education method. (JR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Programs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Experience, Employment Patterns, High School Graduates, Instructor Coordinators, Participant Satisfaction, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Wages, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana