ERIC Number: ED109511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Education Planning Study: Final Report.
CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
The cooperative education planning study provides an overview and initial analysis of the varied postsecondary cooperative education goals and realities and identifies key issues and indicators of program success to be considered in evaluation cooperative education programs. The study involved several data sources and approaches, including: (1) a literature review; (2) a review of Federally finded 1973-74, cooperative education program proposals; and (3) a detailed examination of eight cooperative education school programs. Data were gathered through: (1) interviews with program coordinators, faculty, students, and staff, (2) a mail survey of current and past students, and (3) telephone interviews with past and present employers of cooperative education students. The eight sample schools (University of Detroit, the University of the Pacific, Pratt Institute, Pasadena City College, Alice Lloyd College, Lees Junior College, Texas Southern University, and Washington Technical Institute) were selected for their diversity in type of institution, student body characteristics, geography, and mode of program operation. The remainder of the document discusses findings in the areas of defining cooperative education, program goals, differing perspectives, major programmatic issues, indicators of program success, and a summary of the study's implications. (BP)
Descriptors: College Programs, Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Success, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Universities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Note: For annotated bibliography, see CE 004 870