Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair(s)

Theodore W. Ivarie


Theodore W. Ivarie


All youth need to develop salable skills and those understandings and attitudes that make the worker an intelligent and productive participant in economic life. To this end , most youth need supervised work experience as well as education in the skills and knowledge of their occupations.

Education is considered by many philosophers to be the vehicle through which society achieves the goals it believes to be significant. The cooperative distributive education program is one of the vehicles that educators have created.

The first statement points out the need for supervised work experience as a part of America's educational program. The second quotation illustrates a program of distributive education which educators have created to meet this need .

During the summer of 1967, Dr. Theodore Ivarie, Jr ., Head of the Department of Business Education and Office Administration at Utah State University, suggested that a community survey of the Logan , Utah, business firms to determine potential training stations for distributive education students would be of value to those concerned with the present and future development of cooperative distributive education programs in the Logan area. With Dr. Ivarie acting as an advisor, the proposal reflected in this chapter was prepared.

In October 1967, a meeting was held in Logan, Utah , involving Sherman Eyre, Superintendent of Logan City School District ; Leo G. Johnson, Principal of Logan High School ; J . Paul Hiller, Vocational Education Director of Logan High School; Dr. Charles Winn and John F. Stephens. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the feasibility of adding a cooperative distributive education program to Logan High School ' s curriculum . I n the meeting it was pointed out that a distributive education program was functioning successfully at Sky View High School , Smithfield, Utah , ten miles from Logan. This proposal for a survey of Logan business firms to determine potential training stations for students enrolled i n a cooperative distributive education program was discussed. All of those present at the meeting agreed that the survey would be a needed and useful measurement of the distributive education training opportunities in the Logan area.