Influencing undergraduate advisees: Internalization of faculty attitudes on cooperative education
. Journal of Cooperative Education
, 26(1), 6-15.
Youth apprenticeship is more intensive than cooperative education
in terms of all four dimensions, including the investment it requires in organization, planning, and central coordination.
In the private sector, 85 of the Fortune 100 companies (the top companies in the better known Fortune 500) employ co-op students, according to a survey recently done for the Directory of College Cooperative Education
Statistics from the National Commission for Cooperative Education
underscore the growing importance of co-op as part of a university education.
"Faculty support is vital to a successful program," says Bob Way, cooperative education
director at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, "and that support does not always come easily" Traditionally, some of the strongest opposition to cooperative education
has come from college and university faculty concemed by the "vocationalization" of the college curriculum.
Aynah believes that by providing students with greater access to experiential and inclusive cooperative education
, it will empower generations of students to work collaboratively to transform their communities and build a more just and sustainable world.
The reason may appear obvious, but how many youth who complete high school cooperative education
programs or adults who complete community college internship programs really know how to learn on the job?
Internships, cooperative education
, and other types of applied learning experiences give meaning to the student's academic life and the complex world of work.
ACE's mission is to facilitate and communicate the diversity of cooperative education
resources and the people who develop and deliver these resources.
A research and development effort was undertaken to provide definition and validate the emerging role of the Work-Based Learning Teacher Coordinator through the use of a DACUM process in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Education
Association with funding support provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.