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ERIC Number: ED003091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 55
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AN 8-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE TRAINING PROGRAM TO RETRAIN OFFICE EDUCATION TEACHERS FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING.
WATSON, NORMAN E.
THE CONDUCT OF AN 8-WEEK INSTITUTE IN DATA PROCESSING FOR BUSINESS AND MATHEMATICS TEACHERS WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT. THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO RETRAIN TEACHERS WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS, TEACHING OR WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS OR OFFICE OCCUPATION AREAS FOR TEACHING DATA PROCESSING, (2) TO ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ESSENTIAL FOR TEACHING SPECIALIZED COURSES IN CURRICULUMS DESIGNED TO PREPARE COMPUTER PROGRAMERS AND/OR APPLICATION ANALYSTS, (3) TO FURTHER DEVELOP SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIAL INCLUDING COURSE CONTENT, REFERENCES, VISUAL AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS SUITABLE FOR USE AS PATTERNS AND GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS, AND (4) TO DETERMINE HOW EFFECTIVELY THE ABOVE OBJECTIVES HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN THE VIEW OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE 1963, 1964, AND 1965 INSTITUTES. THIRTY-THREE PARTICIPANTS WERE OFFERED TWO PROGRAMS. TWENTY-FOUR PARTICIPANTS ATTENDED THE FIRST-YEAR PROGRAM AND NINE THE SECOND-YEAR PROGRAM. ALL PARTICIPANTS COMPLETED THE PROGRAMS. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS MAILED TO PARTICIPANTS WITH A 55 PERCENT RETURN. RESULTS INDICATED THAT--(1) 13 OF THE 37 RESPONDENTS HAD TAUGHT AT LEAST 1 COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING THE INSTITUTE, (2) 34 TAUGHT COURSES IN DATA PROCESSING AFTER ATTENDING AT LEAST 1 INSTITUTE, AND 3 DID NOT, (3) HANDOUT MATERIALS WERE MOST HELPFUL, (4) THE MATHEMATICAL TRAINING WAS LEAST HELPFUL, (5) 31 OF THE 37 RESPONDENTS EITHER RETURNED TO THE SECOND-YEAR INSTITUTE OR STATED THEY WOULD LIKE TO, (6) 21 OF THE RESPONDENTS TAUGHT COURSES IN 2-YEAR PROGRAMS, AND 5 ARE WORKING AT INSTITUTIONS DEVELOPING 2-YEAR CURRICULUMS, AND (7) MOST OF THE RESPONDENTS HAD ASSOCIATES IN DATA PROCESSING AT THEIR INSTITUTIONS, BUT 8 INDICATED THEY WERE THE ONLY TEACHERS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Orange Coast Coll., Costa Mesa, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Costa Mesa)