Northeastern University Conference Higlights Benefits, Challenges of Practice-Oriented Education

April 25-27, 2001

Robert Reich to give keynote address



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northeastern University

    BOSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Northeastern
 University will convene a first-of-its kind national conference exploring new
 ways to integrate the academic and practice-oriented aspects of the higher
 education experience.
     "We've known about the lasting benefits of Northeastern's co-op system -
 intellectual, social and emotional - that really help prepare students for the
 realities of the working world," Northeastern President Richard Freeland said.
 "The conference will enable us to discuss our successes and challenges as the
 model continues to develop."
     "We do not believe that practice-oriented education is a narrow concept
 into which each of us must squeeze our creativity," said Northeastern Provost
 David Hall. "To the contrary, it is a canvas upon which that creativity can be
 manifested and eventually enriched."
     The National Conference on Practice-Oriented Education will take place
 April 25-27, 2001, on Northeastern University's Boston campus and will be host
 to several hundred students, educators, employers, and researchers from around
 the world interested in bringing increased practicality and workplace
 relevance to the traditional academic experience.  Discussions in workshops
 and plenaries will focus on a range of topics from ways to integrate the
 classroom and the workplace to the scope and concept of practice-oriented
 education.  Long a leader in the fusion of the practical and theoretical
 aspects of education, Northeastern University's own co-op program has been an
 international model for practical work experience as a natural complement to a
 rigorous core of academic study.
     Keynote speakers for the conference include political strategist and
 former U.S. secretary of labor, Robert Reich, and Jerome Bruner, considered by
 many to be the father of cognitive psychology and a key architect in the
 creation of the Head Start program.  Northeastern President Richard Freeland
 will serve as host.
     For further information about the conference or to register, please visit
 the Northeastern University Web site: www.poe.neu.edu.  Information is also
 available by phone: 617-373-2170.
     Boston-based Northeastern University, a private research institution, is a
 world leader in practice-oriented education.  Building on its flagship co-
 operative education program, Northeastern links classroom learning with
 workplace experience and integrates professional preparation with study in the
 liberal arts and sciences.
 
      Christine Phelan
      Assistant Director of Public Relations
      Northeastern University
      617-373-5455
      716 Columbus Place, 5th floor
      Boston, MA 02120
      http://www.nupr.neu.edu
 
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    BOSTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Northeastern
 University will convene a first-of-its kind national conference exploring new
 ways to integrate the academic and practice-oriented aspects of the higher
 education experience.
     "We've known about the lasting benefits of Northeastern's co-op system -
 intellectual, social and emotional - that really help prepare students for the
 realities of the working world," Northeastern President Richard Freeland said.
 "The conference will enable us to discuss our successes and challenges as the
 model continues to develop."
     "We do not believe that practice-oriented education is a narrow concept
 into which each of us must squeeze our creativity," said Northeastern Provost
 David Hall. "To the contrary, it is a canvas upon which that creativity can be
 manifested and eventually enriched."
     The National Conference on Practice-Oriented Education will take place
 April 25-27, 2001, on Northeastern University's Boston campus and will be host
 to several hundred students, educators, employers, and researchers from around
 the world interested in bringing increased practicality and workplace
 relevance to the traditional academic experience.  Discussions in workshops
 and plenaries will focus on a range of topics from ways to integrate the
 classroom and the workplace to the scope and concept of practice-oriented
 education.  Long a leader in the fusion of the practical and theoretical
 aspects of education, Northeastern University's own co-op program has been an
 international model for practical work experience as a natural complement to a
 rigorous core of academic study.
     Keynote speakers for the conference include political strategist and
 former U.S. secretary of labor, Robert Reich, and Jerome Bruner, considered by
 many to be the father of cognitive psychology and a key architect in the
 creation of the Head Start program.  Northeastern President Richard Freeland
 will serve as host.
     For further information about the conference or to register, please visit
 the Northeastern University Web site: www.poe.neu.edu.  Information is also
 available by phone: 617-373-2170.
     Boston-based Northeastern University, a private research institution, is a
 world leader in practice-oriented education.  Building on its flagship co-
 operative education program, Northeastern links classroom learning with
 workplace experience and integrates professional preparation with study in the
 liberal arts and sciences.
 
      Christine Phelan
      Assistant Director of Public Relations
      Northeastern University
      617-373-5455
      716 Columbus Place, 5th floor
      Boston, MA 02120
      http://www.nupr.neu.edu
 
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