ERIC Number: ED222211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Implementing a Real Estate Cooperative Education Program.
Pearson, Thomas R.
Background information and guidelines are provided for the development of cooperative education programs for real estate industry personnel. The first section outlines the operation of cooperative education programs and presents two organizational plans: the alternating plan, where students attend class full-time and work full-time during alternate terms, and the parallel plan, where students attend class and work during the same term, both on a part-time basis. This section highlights certain administrative and operational requirements that are important to program success. These include academic community acceptance, centralized responsibility, rules and regulations, and the preparation of promotional literature. In addition, this section identifies the benefits of cooperative education to students, employers, educational institutions, and society. After an enumeration of the common characteristics of four successful cooperative education programs in Texas, the second section offers guidelines for program implementation, covering: (1) program objectives; (2) essential planning components, including recruiting students, securing work sites, placing students with employers, and reintegrating students into the academic environment; (3) additional planning considerations; (4) sources of academic support; and (5) the program coordinator's role. Appendices provide calendar models, sources for job leads, student evaluation procedures, and guidelines for the program coordinator. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Real Estate Research Center.