ERIC Number: ED198361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Co-operative Education, Career Exploration Visit and Work Experience Weeks: An Evaluation. Research Service, # 158.
Dhanota, Avtar S.; And Others
The narrative portion of this report focuses on a study of Toronto's high school work experience and career exploration programs to examine perception of the programs by participating students, teachers, and employers. A literature review comprises the first part. The second section identifies the goals of the three types of work experience programs--cooperative education, career exploration visit, and work experience weeks. (Programs differ somewhat from programs elsewhere with similar titles.) Section 3 briefly reviews development of the instruments and describes the way in which respondents were identified (850 students, 52 teachers, 155 employers) and data were collected. Section 4 organizes results for the four programs investigated (cooperative education, career exploration visit, and business education and technical education work weeks) into two parts: program organization and operation, and meeting the program's goals. The discussion and conclusions section focuses on successes and failures of the program and includes suggestions provided by the three groups of respondents who viewed the programs as being successful overall. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include the questionnaires and record forms and detailed tabulation of results for each program individually. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Employer Attitudes, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).