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ERIC Number: EJ1113556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
What's in a Name? A Reference Guide to Work-Education Experiences
Gardner, Phil; Bartkus, Kenneth R.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n1 p37-54 2014
Although a multitude of programs in higher education integrate formal pedagogy with practical work experience (e.g., internships, practicum, and cooperative education), their underlying logic is largely the same: to enhance the value of the learning experience through an integration of work and education. To date, however, there appears to be no generally accepted term to describe the overall category of programs. Without reference to a general descriptor, researchers and practitioners may find it more difficult to fully understand and appreciate the differences and similarities among the myriad of programs. The purpose of this article, therefore, is twofold: (1) to propose an umbrella term that describes the overall category of programs and (2) to provide a reference guide that describes the fundamentals of each program. In doing so, this article is intended to contribute to this important discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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