International Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education:
International Perspectives of Theory, Research and Practice
Editors: Richard K Coll & Karsten Zegwaard
The Handbook brings together authors from around the world to provide a multidimensional perspective on work integrated learning. It has documented, perhaps for the first time ever, the state of the art in educational programs that incorporate periods of required work that integrate with classroom study. It will be of value to the beginner in the field as a background resource as much to those who have been long involved in cooperative education.
The Handbook has four sections: Section 1 presents history, theoretical ideas and perspectives on research and assessment; Section 2 emphasizes practice and presents a series of chapters focused on work integrated learning in particular subject domains, written by practitioners engaged in doing it; Section 3 examines the benefits of cooperative education for the three parties involved, namely students, employers and educational institutes; and Section 4 looks to the future to provide readers with a view of where cooperative education may take them.
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