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ERIC Number: ED017257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-1
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING SURVEY, CITY OF BEVERLY, COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.
SHIVELY, HAROLD E.
THIS SURVEY WAS MADE TO DISCOVER THE NEEDS OR WISHES OF THE CITY'S RESIDENTS FOR ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE IT IF POSSIBLE OR TO TELL THEM WHERE TO FIND IT, AND TO SEE IF THEIR WISHES ARE REALISTIC ACCORDING TO EXISTING OR ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT NEEDS. THE 1804 REPLIES RECEIVED FROM 30,000 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE TALLIED BY AGE, SEX, AND LEVEL OF EDUCATION. FROM THE 1000 WHO SPECIFIED A WISH FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING, IT WAS EXTRAPOLATED THAT 1250 TO 2500 OF THE POPULATION WOULD PROBABLY BE INTERESTED. THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT (1) MANY PEOPLE WANTED ADDITIONAL BUSINESS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE TRAINING, (2) FEW SHOWED ANY INTEREST IN APPLIED INDUSTRIAL ARTS, COMPUTER-RELATED TECHNOLOGY, OR TEACHING, (3) ONLY ONE PERSON EXPRESSED INTEREST IN MARINE SCIENCE, (4) NO ONE WANTED COURSES IN SOCIAL SERVICE, POLICE WORK, FIRE FIGHTING, OR RECREATION ADMINISTRATION, AND (5) FEW WANTED TO UPGRADE THEIR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE AS PLUMBERS, ELECTRICIANS, CARPENTERS, UPHOLSTERERS, CLEANERS, AND OTHER SERVICE WORKERS. THE MOTIVES OF THE RESPONDENTS FOR REQUESTING OR REJECTING POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL TRAINING WERE EXAMINED. BUSINESSMEN AND EDUCATORS COULD WELL WORK TOGETHER IN ENCOURAGING THE LOCAL POPULATION TO SEEK FURTHER KNOWLEDGE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH AREAS AS DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, TEACHING, POLICE, FIRE, MARINE SCIENCE, SOCIAL WELFARE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND HOME-RELATED SERVICES. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Higher Education Facilities Commission, Boston.; North Shore Community Coll., Beverly, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS