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ERIC Number: ED012788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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BUSINESS EDUCATION CURRICULUM IMPLICATIONS OF THE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE TYPES OF OFFICE MACHINES USED BY SELECTED CONNECTICUT BUSINESSES.
CLOW, CLETUS A.
WITH THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE OF UPGRADING VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS OF OFFICE EDUCATION, A STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF OFFICE MACHINES USED IN SELECTED BUSINESSES OF CONNECTICUT, THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES USING THEM, AND THE BUSINESS EDUCATION CURRICULUM IMPLICATIONS OF THE INCREASING OR DECREASING USE OF ANY TYPE OF OFFICE MACHINES. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES WERE OBTAINED FROM 3,168 CONNECTICUT BUSINESSES, REPRESENTING 59 DIFFERENT TYPES LOCATED IN THE 17 LABOR MARKET AREAS, AND FROM 124 HIGH SCHOOLS, REPRESENTING 95 PERCENT OF THE 131 CONNECTICUT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS OFFERING INSTRUCTION ON THE USE OF OFFICE MACHINES. FINDINGS FROM THE SURVEY OF BUSINESSES SHOWED--(1) AN ALMOST 2 TO 1 USE OF THE 10-KEY ADDING MACHINE OVER THE FULL-KEY BOARD, (2) WIDESPREAD USE OF THE ROTARY AND PRINTING CALCULATOR, (3) USE OF BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING MACHINES BY ALMOST 24.5 PERCENT OF THE BUSINESSES, (4) USE OF THE OFFSET TYPE OF DUPLICATOR BY 35 PERCENT OF THE 1,434 BUSINESSES WHICH USED A TYPE OF OFFICE DUPLICATOR, (5) A DECREASED USE OF THE KEY-DRIVEN CALCULATORS, AND (6) MANY FULL-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR CARD PUNCH, VERIFIER, AND TRANSCRIBING MACHINE OPERATORS. BUSINESS EDUCATION CURRICULUM IMPLICATIONS INCLUDED--(1) THE NECESSITY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE INSTRUCTION IN USING THE 10-KEY LISTING MACHINE, CARD PUNCH MACHINE, OFFSET PROCESS OF COPY REPRODUCTION, AND PRINTING CALCULATOR, AND (2) THE NEED FOR INCREASED TRAINING IN MACHINE TRANSCRIBING ACTIVITIES. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Coll., New Britain.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: CONNECTICUT; HARTFORD