COOPERATIVE EDUCATION – Learning Through Experience
‘Cooperative education’ is a significant innovation in university education programs and it has found increasing favor in recent years. Cooperative education makes full-time work in industry, business, or government a part of the program. Thus, by alternating semesters of study with work related to that study, ‘co-op’ students receive valuable job training while earning money for tuition.
The program makes advanced schooling more meaningful and realistic. Universities like the idea of cooperative education, not only for its educational value but also because such programs aid them in expanding enrollments. With a large number of students spending time away from school working, universities can accept more students without increasing the number of buildings and teaching staff. The business community welcomes the well-trained employees into jobs before and after graduation.
Mark the best choice.
1. Line 2, V refers to .
a) university education c) a significant innovation b) cooperative education d) education programs
2. Line 9, ‘them’ refers to . a) enrollments b) educational values c) universities d) programs
3. Which of the following states the main idea of the first paragraph?
a) Job training in industry, business or government has always been a part of a university education program. b) Students cannot afford to go to university because tuition is too high.
c) Cooperative education programs at universities involve full-time work in industry, business and government.
d) Many universities have adopted a cooperative education program because students benefit both financially and professionally from such a program.
4. Universities that make cooperative education part of their program .
a) increase the number of teaching staff to give better education
b) have to increase the number of buildings since they accept more students
c) can provide education for more students than a university without a ‘co-op’ program
d) accept students that have had training in the business community