ERIC Number: ED119747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Position Paper on Cooperative Education.
Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Community Coll. System.
The primary objective of cooperative education is to provide students with planned and evaluated work experiences which will enhance the integration of theory learned in the classroom. Secondary objectives include learning how to work, selecting appropriate career goals, and broadening and deepening humanistic learning. This position paper describes recommended planning, development, implementation, and evaluation procedures for cooperative education programs. Among the planning procedures described are surveying for market suitability, identifying the service area and amount of student interest, and determining sources of financial support. Two organizational patterns for program administration are described, and the roles of the coordinator, the instructor, the division chairman, the employer, the student, and the advisory committee are outlined. Procedural recommendations for the evaluation of students, the work station, and the program are made. Finally, specific suggestions for program operation in the areas of credit, grades, student load, student qualifications, levels of experience, and record keeping are provided. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky