ERIC Number: ED231450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Policies, Practices and Procedures: Cooperative Career Education Program, El Camino College.
A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of El Camino College's Cooperative Career Education (CCE) program, which awards credit for on-the-job experiential learning related to a student's course of study. Surveys designed to obtain demographic data, information on course withdrawals, and perceptions of the program were distributed to 735 students enrolled in CCE during fall 1982, 56 CCE instructors, 13 counselors, and 19 college administrators. Selected findings, based on responses from 32% of the students, 71% of the instructors, and 69% of the counselors and administrators, included the following: (1) 23% of the students had dropped their CCE course; (2) over 80% of the students agreed or agreed strongly with 17 of 20 statements reflecting positive evaluations of various programs aspects; (3) 35% of the students did not feel that CCE had assisted them in being promoted or receiving a pay raise; (4) paperwork requirements and difficulties in contacting students were the primary instructor problems; (5) 22% of the counselors felt they had insufficient program information and 34% doubted CCE's academic integrity; and (6) administrator responses indicated a lack of knowledge about the program. The study report includes recommendations for CCE's improvement, item-by-item survey responses for each group, and responses to open-ended questions. (LL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Counselor Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Instructor Coordinators, Program Effectiveness, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.