Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Eugene J. Kosy

Second Committee Member

Alan R. Berstrom

Third Committee Member

Kenneth K. Harsha


Cooperative Work Programs of many types exist at different educational levels in the United States. Specifically, the Cooperative Work Programs in Office Administration have undergone a rapid increase in this country over the last decade. The national expansion of the two-year college system has added greatly to this growth as has the passage of the Vocational Act of 1963 and the Amendments of the Act in 1968. However, the lack of studies regarding the effectiveness of these programs, particularly at the two-year college level, indicates that an information and measurement gap exists in cooperative program information. Both college administrators and students in Office Administration indicated that a test of the results and effectiveness of Cooperative Work Programs was needed. This study was undertaken to fulfill that need for an evaluation of an actual Cooperative Work Experience Program.