ERIC Number: ED303636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Vocational Education.
Eastern Montgomery County Area Vocational Technical School, Willow Grove, PA.
This brochure describes a model for a capstone cooperative education component for occupational programs in the Eastern Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) shared-time area vocational-technical school. The particular program model is built upon the traditionally accepted strengths and concepts of cooperative education, but it applies them with a focus toward one of the school's organizational principles. This principle is found in the premise of this program model, which states that occupational teachers, acting in the joint capacity of capstone co-op coordinators and occupational instructors provide the most efficient delivery of a capstone cooperative vocational education program within the context of a competency-based vocational education curriculum. Advantages of involving the occupational instructor as co-op coordinator are listed. Co-op duties of the coordinator in these program areas are detailed: select students, select worksites, match students with the appropriate training station, develop the training agreement, and monitor the program. Some implications for initiating a capstone cooperative education program using this model are also discussed. They include program oversight, staff preparation, and compensation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Montgomery County Area Vocational Technical School, Willow Grove, PA.
Note: A paper based on this document was presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 2-6, 1988).