ERIC Number: ED543713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1954
Reference Count: 33
Cooperative Education in the United States. Bulletin, 1954, No. 11
Armsby, Henry H.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This bulletin is essentially a revision of an earlier one--"A Survey of Cooperative Engineering Education," Bulletin 1949, No. 15, now out of print--by the same author, using some of the same content, but with new data and broadened coverage. It attempts to cover all cooperative education programs at the college and technical institute levels, rather than concentrating on engineering programs, as did the earlier bulletin. The bulletin presents an organized outline of the basic philosophy and objectives of this relatively new system of education, its administrative and operating problems, and the values resulting from its operation. Included is a discussion of the utilization of the cooperative plan by Federal agencies, a development to which the author has actively contributed. The author of this bulletin gathered material from numerous interviews with college, industrial, and governmental officials, from special memorandums and other unpublished materials, through visits to college campuses, and through correspondents with many interested people. This study indicates that when local conditions are propitious, the cooperative system affords a workable method of combining practical industrial experience with theoretical instruction in such a way that each reinforces the other. If the program is organized and administered with proper attention to educational values, with adequate supervision of students' employment as well as their academic work, and with the whole-hearted cooperation of the employers and the institution, it can result in important values to the student, to the institution, and to the employers served. This bulletin contains the following sections: (1) Nature and scope of the cooperative plan of education; (2) Origin and development of the cooperative plan; (3) Philosophy and objective of cooperative education; (4) Administrative and operating requirements; (5) Patterns of organization and administration; (6) Cooperative education for Federal agencies; (7) Values inherent in the cooperative plan; and (8) Summary and conclusions. (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Engineering Education, Public Agencies, Engineering, Technical Institutes, Campuses, Education Work Relationship, Surveys, Educational Philosophy, Educational Objectives, Supervision, Administrative Organization, Federal Government, Educational Development
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)