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Cooperative Model of Industrial Work Practice for Vocational Teacher Education
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  Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
  doi:10.2991/ictvet-14.2015.4 (how to use a DOI)
Ahmad Sonhadji, K. Hassan
corresponding author:
Ahmad Sonhadji
publication date:
March 2015
Cooperative education, industrial work practice, vocational teacher education
The industrial work practice is assumed to strengthen the vocational discipline for students of vocational teacher education program. One of models of industrial work practice is cooperative education. The objectives of the study are to know: (1) the advantages of cooperative education, (2) the differences of cooperative education, dual system, and “traditional industrial work practice” (prakerin), (3) the training program of cooperative education for vocational teacher education compared to that of prakerin, and (4) the policies which should be developed to implement this program in Indonesia. The method used is library research with meta-analysis and qualitative approach. The results of the study are: (1) the cooperative education has many advantages, (2) the cooperative education is more complex than “prakerin”, but more simple than dual system, (3) the training program of cooperative education for vocational teacher education is more complete than that of prakerin, and (4) some policies should be made for applying the cooperative education. The implication of the study is that cooperative model can be implemented to reform the current prakerin, with several modifications.
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