An assessment of vocational agricultural cooperative work experience programs in Oregon high schools Public Deposited

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  • Cooperative work experience in agricultural education is one form of supervised occupational experience that provides the student in agriculture with practical application of skills and knowledge in one of the many agricultural occupations. Cooperative work experience students are placed with employers in agribusiness service, processing, or in distribution for work experience consistent with their occupational goals. The purpose of this study was to determine the program structure, program involvement, program planning, and use of available resources of agricultural cooperative work experience programs in Oregon high schools by assessing the existing agricultural cooperative work experience programs. Data collected for this study were obtained by sending questionnaires to all ninety Oregon high schools identified as having reimbursable agricultural programs. Completed questionnaires were received from 65 or 72.2 percent of the schools and 41 or 63.1 percent of those schools reported having an agricultural cooperative work experience program. The study revealed that 19 or 46.3 percent of the schools with cooperative work experience programs in agriculture have a plan for selecting their cooperative work experience students. It was also revealed that 23 or 56.1 percent of the schools were using a. planned method of selecting cooperative work experience stations less than 50 percent of the time. Agricultural advisory committees were involved in publicizing and promoting the program in 27 or 65.9 percent of the schools, program evaluation in 26 or 63.4 percent of the schools, and developing and locating cooperative work experience stations in 28 or 68.3 percent of the schools. It was found that 36 or 87.8 percent of the schools have training agreements on each of their cooperative work experience students. Those schools with agricultural cooperative work experience programs indicated that their supervising teachers were spending an average of 3.0 hours per week making an average of 2.8 work experience visits per week during the school year. During the summer they were spending an average of 5.8 hours per week making an average of 6.6 visits per week. Training plans listing the students learning activities were developed for an average of 68.8 percent of the students involved in cooperative work experience. It was found that 36 or 87.8 percent of the schools maintain a cooperative work experience file on each cooperative work experience student that included a record of student progress made after each cooperative work experience visit. A listing of nine recommendations were included.
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