ERIC Number: ED158042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Education Arrangements.
Shea, Mary Lou
Cooperative educational arrangements are utilized extensively by vocational educators as a practical approach to learning. Some of these arrangements are work-study, extended campus, clinical experience, internship, Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE), and entrepreneurship. The work-study arrangement provides economically needy students with part-time employment while they are in school. Although the students receive no credit for the job experience, the wages from employment help them remain in school. Extended campus is a method of instruction providing students with credit, non-paid, and closely supervised laboratory experiences in the community and is offered concurrently with classroom instruction. In clinical experiences, students observe professionals and practice skills under the supervision of a professional. Through internship, practical experience is gained under the supervision of an experienced worker. Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE) programs for high school students provide students with learning projects in the community wherever careers exist. These types of programs require a partnership among community members, students, parents, and EBCE staff. Entrepreneurship provides students who aspire to be farmers or small business owners with hands-on practical experience in business management. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.