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ERIC Number: ED272684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
Preparing for High Technology: Successful Co-op Strategies. Research and Development Series No. 263.
Franchak, Stephen J.; Smith, O. H. Michael
This document has been prepared to assist program administrators and practitioners in planning and implementing cooperative (co-op) programs in high technology occupational areas. Information focuses on the key elements, strategies, and procedures of successful co-op programs. The guide contains nine chapters and is based on a review of the literature, discussions with educators and business representatives, and reviews of databases and case studies. Chapter 1 examines the training-related problems that respond positively to effective cooperative training programs in high technology fields and provides definitions of relevant terms. Chapter 2 discusses pertinent findings from the literature review, including cooperative education and its benefits, how the needs of high technology industries affect cooperative training programs, and the components necessary to a quality cooperative program. Chapter 3 draws from case studies to discuss the educational and economic benefits of cooperative programs, addresses what is needed to develop a quality program, and provides ways to identify potential cooperative training sponsors. Chapter 4 examines guidelines for developing cooperative program policies, while chapter 5 reviews project findings on ways to enhance the learning experiences of co-op students. Chapter 6 addresses special population and equity issues as they relate to cooperative education. Chapter 7 discusses strategies for marketing co-op programs to employers, to students, and to the community. Chapter 8 examines the importance and components of effective evaluation of co-op programs. Chapter 9 takes a close look at the importance and methods of interpreting and presenting the results of program evaluation. Appendixes contain sample program materials and resource lists. (KC)
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 Order No. RD263--$10.50; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.