ERIC Number: ED133004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Education for the Self-Built Self: An Exploratory Investigation of Liberal Arts Cooperative Education Programs in Higher Education.
Kinnison, Joyce; Probst, George
Four hundred eighty-five postsecondary institutions reported to have liberal arts cooperative education programs were surveyed to: (1) identify institutional type and size, (2) obtain data on program type, scale, and scope, (3) obtain data on administrative structure, and (4) secure opinions regarding program success. A 52% response rate was achieved. Results indicated that of the 223 two- and four-year institutions with cooperative education programs, 72 did not have liberal arts cooperative education. Of the remaining 161 institutions, 115 reported fewer than 40 student participants during academic year 1974-75, 104 judged their programs successful, and 21 felt their programs were failures. Among factors identified by the respondents as affecting program success were faculty involvement/cooperation, flexible program operation, institutional commitment, high quality job placements, and academic credit for work experience. Included in this report is a general discussion of the state of the liberal arts. Additionally, interviews with the cooperative education leaders of eight selected institutions are presented. Recommendations are made for strengthening liberal arts cooperative education and for further research in the liberal arts cooperative education area. A bibliography is included and the survey instruments are appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Success, Two Year Colleges
Cooperative Education, Montreat-Anderson College, Montreat, North Carolina 28757 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montreat-Anderson Coll., NC.