Principles of cooperative work experience applicable to clerical education

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Delight MacLaron Shaffer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Cooperative work experience, as a formal educational procedure, is a relatively recent innovation. In limited areas, work experience has had a long career. Its basis is the centuries old apprenticeship system, and its beginning was in schools teaching vocational education. Vocationally speaking, work experience has been the principle of having the budding artisan practice his skills and techniques in actual work situations in order to acquire the ability and the knowledge of the Journeyman.1 Since the turn of the century the idea of cooperative work experience has had a far wider application than the aforementioned apprentice system ever fostered. Its importance to education is so far reaching that it is often considered one of the basic principles of education. In many quarters it (cooperative work experience) is being taken as something which should become part and parcel of basic education, a content which should be given to everyone desiring an education or expecting to receive one.2

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Language: English
Date: 1943
Vocational education
Vocational education $x Planning
Clerical occupations $x Study and teaching (Secondary)

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