ERIC Number: ED114663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
National Conference on Cooperative Education (Washington, D.C., April 3-5, 1973).
Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
The three-day conference focused on giving clearer direction and visibility to community resources utilization in preparing persons for employment. It sought to clarify the scope of cooperative education as a plan for delivering occupational skills and to examine selected issues which would serve to stimulate expansion, improve practices, and cooperative relationships among educators, employers, and organized labor. The 148 conference participants included State Department and university personnel, local educators, union officials, employers, representatives from national organizations, and other federal agencies from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Trust Territories. Background papers include Education in a Changing Society (C.H. Madden), A Prospectus for Cooperative Vocational Education (W.F. Pierce), and Critical Issues in Cooperative Vocational Education (R.M. Worthington). Different viewpoints from the areas of business (J.A. Pinkston), labor (J.C. Turner), and education (P.W. Briggs, R.L. Bennett, and E.C. Roberts) are presented. Seven issues dealing with cooperative vocational education were the topics of group reports: role expectations in career education, expansion of cooperative education in career/job preparatory curriculums, relationship to apprenticeship training, liability considerations, participation of students under age 16, rural and urban considerations, and employer participation. J.K. Coster's evaluation of the conference concludes the document. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Education, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Conference Reports, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Employment Potential, Institutional Cooperation, Rural Urban Differences, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.