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ERIC Number: ED018663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 270
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BOOST--BUSINESS AND OFFICE EDUCATION STUDENT TRAINING. PRELIMINARY REPORT.
HUFFMAN, HARRY
THE PURPOSE OF THE 3-YEAR PROJECT, BEGUN IN OCTOBER 1966, IS TO DESIGN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO MODIFY THE PERCEPTIONS OF URBAN DISADVANTAGED YOUTH TOWARD OFFICE WORK SO THEY CAN MAKE A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO OFFICE EMPLOYMENT, AND TO DEVELOP INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR PREPARING OFFICE EDUCATION TEACHERS OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. THE PERCEPTIONS OF OFFICE WORK HELD BY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN URBAN AREAS, URBAN AREA STUDENTS NOT CLASSIFIED AS DISADVANTAGED, AND OFFICE WORKERS WHO GRADUATED FROM URBAN HIGH SCHOOLS AND WHO HAD LESS THAN 3 YEARS' EXPERIENCE WERE IDENTIFIED BY USE OF A PERCEPTION SCALE DEVELOPED FOR THE PROJECT. THE GAPS BETWEEN THE PERCEPTIONS AMONG THESE GROUPS WERE ANALYZED. A 5-WEEK SUMMER WORKSHOP WAS HELD AT HUNTER COLLEGE TO DEVELOP METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR MODIFYING PERCEPTIONS OF THE DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. IT INCLUDED LECTURES AND FILMS, READINGS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, AND LABORATORY EXPERIENCES WITH DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS. THE 27 PARTICIPANTS DEVELOPED THE UNITS "UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF,""KNOWING ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY," AND "ENTERING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY" TO SUPPLEMENT EXISTING PROGRAMS. FOURTEEN RESOURCE PERSONS PRESENTED SPEECHES RELATED TO BUSINESS EDUCATION AND THE DISADVANTAGED. THE MATERIALS AND METHODS DEVELOPED WILL BE FIELD TESTED ON THREE STUDENT GROUPS. THREE WORKSHOPS TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WILL BE HELD IN 1968, AND 1-WEEK DISSEMINATION INSTITUTES WILL BE HELD IN 1969 TO PROVIDE TEACHERS AND TEACHER EDUCATORS WITH THE NEW METHODS AND MATERIALS. THE INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS, THE WORKSHOP SPEECHES, AND AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $3.00 FROM THE CENTER FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 980 KINNEAR ROAD, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43212. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
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