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ERIC Number: EJ1131541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Developing Global Standards Framework and Quality Integrated Models for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education Programs
Khampirat, Buratin; McRae, Norah
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v17 n4 p349-362 2016
Cooperative and Work-integrated Education (CWIE) programs have been widely accepted as educational programs that can effectively connect what students are learning to the world of work through placements. Because a global quality standards framework could be a very valuable resource and guide to establishing, developing, and accrediting quality CWIE programs, this study was aiming at the development of a global standards framework, implementation strategy and a quality evaluation model for CWIE programs. A focus Group comprised of practitioners and researchers of CWIE programs in Thailand, South Africa, Namibia and Canada came together to develop such a framework using Activity Theory. Content analysis and text data mining methods were employed to establish the evaluation model. The authors believed that this standards framework and a well-tested quality evaluation model could act as a valuable resource and guide, as well as a tool, for CWIE practitioners and administrators across all disciplines on a global scale. [Paper presented at the World Association for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, (2nd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2016).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand; South Africa; Namibia; Canada
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