ERIC Number: ED198839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Handbook for Coordinators of Cooperative Education.
Eisele, G. Richard; And Others
This handbook presents guidelines for developing, monitoring, and evaluating cooperative educational opportunities that allow students to document learning gained on their current job, through work-study placements, or through placements in local business. The handbook first outlines the objectives of the Community College of Vermont's cooperative education program, and then discusses four activities that must precede student placement in cooperative positions: recruiting students; interviewing each student to assess his/her level of motivation and commitment to the activity; selecting a suitable position and assessing the amenability of the supervisor to the cooperative education program; and conducting a meeting between the supervisor, the student, and the program coordinator to clarify the expectations of all parties and to write a learning contract. The handbook then describes the components of the learning contract, which specify: (1) the number of credits to be earned and the degree requirements to be fulfilled; (2) cognitive, affective, and/or psychomotor learning objectives; (3) learning activities; and (4) evaluation criteria. Finally, the handbook presents guidelines for dealing with problems as they occur, evaluating student performance, evaluating and modifying the program itself, and maintaining adequate records. Forms, letters, and a sample learning contract are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Vermont, Montpelier.