Contributions of cooperative education in preparing at-risk students for post-high school transition

Sinan Gemici, Jay Rojewski

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    Abstract

    Work-based learning interventions, particularly cooperative education, are a viable way to support the post-high school transition process, enhance work-related cognitive development, and increase the occupational engagement of at-risk youth. Using propensity score matching to analyze data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), the impact of participation in cooperative education on two indicators of postsecondary transition readiness, including postsecondary education plans right after high school and importance placed on work, were examined for students deemed at risk of high school failure. Participation in cooperative education had a significant positive effect on at-risk students' postsecondary education plans right after high school. However, no significant effect was detected for the importance students placed on work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)241-258
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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