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ERIC Number: ED015311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 166
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Reference Count: 0
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SECRETARIAL TRAINING WITH SPEECH IMPROVEMENT, AN EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. FINAL REPORT.
GEOFFRAY, ALICE R.
NINETY DISADVANTAGED WHITE AND NEGRO FEMALE TRAINEES, 18 TO 44 YEARS OF AGE, WERE GIVEN 950 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION IN TYPING, SHORTHAND, BUSINESS SPEECH, AND ANCILLARY COURSES DURING A 24-WEEK PERIOD. THE EXPERIMENTAL PHASE OF THE PROGRAM CONSISTED OF DEVELOPING ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE GROUP TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS SPEECH TO ADULTS WHOSE SUBSTANDARD REGIONAL SPEECH PATTERNS CONSTITUTED AN OBSTACLE TO EMPLOYMENT IN THE STENOGRAPHIC AND SECRETARIAL FIELD AND DEMONSTRATING THAT BUSINESS SPEECH TRAINING WITH GROUP TECHNIQUES WILL INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY. THE TECHNIQUES CONSISTED OF ADAPTATIONS OF ACCEPTED PRACTICES IN SPEECH THERAPY, ADAPTATIONS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE METHODOLOGY, AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES FOR TEACHING PUBLIC SPEAKING. OF 86 ENROLLEES WHO COMPLETED THE COURSE, 97 PERCENT WERE EMPLOYED IN BUSINESS OFFICES. INTERVIEWS WITH EMPLOYERS BEFORE AND AFTER THE TRAINEES WERE PLACED AS CLERK-TYPISTS, STENOGRAPHERS, AND SECRETARIES, SHOWED THAT BUSINESS SPEECH TRAINING INCREASED EMPLOYABILITY FOR ALMOST ALL OF THE TRAINEES. BRIEF OUTLINES OF THE SIX UNITS, THEIR SPECIFIC GOALS, ANALYSIS OF METHODS USED, AND THE DEGREE OF GOALS ACHIEVEMENT ARE INCLUDED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Dominican Coll., New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers: LOUISIANA; Louisiana (New Orleans)