An Assessment of Rizal Technological University’s Cooperative Education Training Program for Bachelor of Science in Office Administration by Cooperating Agencies: Basis for Instruction and Curriculum Enhancement

Rosa F. Diestro ., Edna P. Conwi .

Abstract


The Rizal Technological University has the leading-edge with regards to Cooperative Education in the Philippines. It prepares the student towards a meaningful training and hand’s-on experience in various partner industry of the University. It provides significant work-related experience that could hone the skills of the students and provide the solid foundation towards working in a real world. The Philippine Main Education Highway adopted by the Presidential Task Force for Education 2008 recognizes that a strong linkage between industry and academe shall result into more realistic curricula for various disciplines. The Office Administration Department of the College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology students are required to undergo Cooperative Education Program which requires them to render 720 hours of meaningful training experience to various business sector linkages of the University. The study aimed to assess Rizal Technological University’s Cooperative Education Training Program for Bachelor of Science in Office Administration in order to determine the expectations of business industries from the student trainees and utilize the data as a basis to improve instruction and curriculum particularly those used for office training.

The study used the descriptive-survey evaluative research design. Seventy-two (72) training coordinators in the different cooperating agencies and industry partners became the respondents of the study. The answers were statistically treated using the frequency, percentage, ranking and weighted mean. It was concluded that actual training, acquisition of more knowledge, developing skills, and exposure to real work situations were found to constitute the great assets of the program.

Keywords


Cooperative Education Training Program, on-the-job training, Office Administration, curriculum, cooperating agencies.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Bauzon, P. (2001). Foundations of Curriculum Development and Management. Mandaluyong City: National Book Store.

Kerr, R. (2002). Psychomotor Learning. New York: Saunders College Publishing.

Linn, R. (2005). Measurement and Assessment in Teaching. New York: Allyn and Bacon.

Patricio, G. (2003). Implementing Change in the Organization. Quezon City: Apollo Printers.

Punzalan, T. (2000). Statistics: A Simplified Approach. Manila: Rex Book Store.

Rapp, C. (2000). Social Administration: A Client-Centered Approach. New York: Longman.

Sanchez, A. (2006). Organizations. Quezon City: Cyber Press.

Spanbauer, S.J. (2005). Measuring Quality in Education. Wisconsin: Fox Valley Technical Press.

Tomas, A. (2004). Curriculum Development and Improvement. Manila: Rex Book Store.

Vos, J. (2000). The Learning Revolution. Iowa: The Dryden Press.

Young, F. C. (2000). Fundamentals of Research Writing. Quezon City: Letter print.

Carless, S. (2003). The Impact of Practicum Training on Career and Job Search Attitudes of Postgraduate Psychology Students. Australian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 55, 89-94.

Dwell, K. (2001). Higher Level of Quality in Education. School Review, Vol. 25, 27-29.

Feigenbaum, A.V. (2002). The New Quality for the Twenty-First Century. The TQM Magazine, Vol. 11, 376 – 383.

Gray, A. (2007). Quality as a Core of Excellence. Academic Institutions Review, Vol. 18, 30-33.

Mendez, D. (2006). Private schools are threatened for closure, Manila Bulletin. Vol. 30, 18.

Wells, C. (2003). Educational Reforms. Educational Journal, Vol. 20, 14-16.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Editorial Office:

Educational Research Multimedia & Publications,
S.N. 21, Plot No 24, Mirza Ghalib Road Malegaon Nasik,
Maharashtra India - 423203.
+919764558895 (whatsapp),
editor@scholarshub.net, www.scholarshub.net

Copyrights © 2010-2020 - ERM Publications, India     

This work is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/