ERIC Number: ED239704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Holistic Health and Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) at the Community College Level.
Johnson, Kenneth A.
Through cooperative education, not only do students gain exposure to instruction related to their vocational goal in the classroom and laboratory, but are also exposed to vocationally relevant instruction in the practical world of work. However, this combination of work and school can be very demanding and stressful, and students are often lacking in the basic lifestyle management skills that affect overall performance in personal, academic, and vocational situations. At Honolulu Community College, 31 of the 376 students participating in the cooperative education program withdrew from the program during 1980-81 due to loss in academic standing, job performance, or personal concerns. To reduce this attrition rate, the Cooperative Education Department initiated a Holistic Health and Cooperative Education Program which provided information and activities on stress reduction, exercise, nutrition, and ecology in addition to information on job seeking skills and the cooperative education process. Studies were conducted focusing on the anxiety levels and lifestyles of undeclared majors, associate in arts degree students, and the cooperative education students; and on the reactions of the holistic health students to the course. As a result of these studies, holistic health has become a regular part of the cooperative education program. (The study report includes information on exercise, nutrition, and meditation.) (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Cooperative Education Association, Inc. (19th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 24, 1983).