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ERIC Number: ED020439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 307
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Reference Count: 0
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SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT.
SWENSON, JOHN H.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT, CONDUCTED DURING THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 20, 1965, TO MARCH 15, 1968 WERE TO (1) DETERMINE THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THOSE PERSONS WORKING AS SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIES, (2) DEVELOP AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM TO MEET THESE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, (3) CONDUCT A PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM TO TEST THE ADEQUACY OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, AND (4) DETERMINE THE CRITERIA AND EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS FOR PREDICTING THE SUCCESS OF PERSONS TO BE TRAINED. EDUCATIONAL NEEDS WERE DETERMINED THROUGH A REVIEW OF LITERATURE, A SURVEY OF EXISTING SPECIALIZED SECRETARIAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND OBSERVATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY OF PERSONNEL IN 118 SCIENCE-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS IN 25 DIFFERENT STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. A PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 46 TRAINEES, CONSISTING OF 320 CLOCK-HOURS OF INSTRUCTION, BASED ON CRUCIAL TASKS IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED AND EVALUATED. IT WAS FOUND THAT SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIES HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS FOR DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN BASIC GENERAL SCIENCE, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TERMINOLOGY, MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL TYPING (EQUATIONS, SYMBOLS, AND FORMULAS), AND TECHNICAL SHORTHAND. THE TRAINEES ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL ON 16 OF 20 PRE- AND POST-TEST MEASURES (.05 LEVEL) AS A RESULT OF THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT IT APPEARS POSSIBLE TO PREDICT WITH CONSIDERABLE ACCURACY THE DEGREE OF SUCCESS WHICH ADULT WOMEN WILL ACHIEVE IN A FORMALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIES. EXTENSIVE APPENDIXES INCLUDE CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS OF EXISTING TRAINING PROGRAMS, THE PROJECT EVALUATION, PROJECT DATA, AND CURRICULUM GUIDES FOR SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR SECRETARIAL SKILLS, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
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