Widely used by Curriculum Directors and Administrators, this handbook/reference focuses on the everyday details of developing, organizing, operating, and managing the cooperative occupational education plan—with topics presented in a logical sequence of an educational planning-strategy-structure system. It shows how to apply the plan at the secondary level, adult workforce level, and post-secondary and collegiate levels, and to occupations in agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, marketing, and trade and industry. Features complete forms (training agreements, student evaluation forms, training plans, etc.) for use in coordinating and managing cooperative educational programs in each area. Covers in detail the impact of current vocational legislation, legal aspects, evaluation, and accountability of cooperative education.
Cooperative Education Models. Coordinators and Their Roles. Initiating the Plan. Coordinator Responsibilities at the Secondary Level, for Adult Workforce, at the Post-secondary and Collegiate Levels. Planning and Carrying Out Effective In-school Instruction. Developing Training Stations as Instructional Laboratories. Correlating Instruction Between School and Job Laboratories. Accountability Through Evaluation. Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Cooperative Education. The Plan in Agricultural, Business, Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, and Trade and Industrial Occupations.
For Curriculum Directors, Local Administrators, Teachers, and Consultants involved in cooperative vocational education.