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ERIC Number: ED020740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AT COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO.
PEARCE, FRANK C.
THIS SURVEY CORRELATES GOALS, CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS, AND JOB STATUS OF STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE'S BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN AN EFFORT TO LEARN FROM THE STUDENTS IF THE CURRICULUMS MEET THEIR NEEDS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS COMPLETED BY 746 (67 PERCENT) OF THE STUDENTS IN THE TWO MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS. THE PRINCIPAL CONCLUSIONS WERE (1) MORE THAN HALF THE STUDENTS WERE SEEKING A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, (2) AS THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION DECREASED OR THE AGE INCREASED, THE PROBABILITY OF WORKING TOWARD A CERTIFICATE INCREASED, (3) THE PROGRAMS WERE MOST ATTRACTIVE TO EMPLOYEES OF LARGE FIRMS, (4) MOST STUDENTS WERE IN NONSUPERVISORY POSITIONS AND HAD HELD THEIR JOBS FOR ABOUT FOUR YEARS, (5) ALTHOUGH MOST STUDENTS FELT THE PROGRAMS WERE OF AT LEAST SOME HELP, THERE WAS NO GENERAL AGREEMENT ON HOW TO IMPROVE THEM, (6) GREATER SCOPE AND DEPTH IN THE COURSES AND IMPROVED INSTRUCTION APPEARED TO BE NEEDED, (7) THE UNEMPLOYED AND YOUNGER STUDENTS HELD THE PROGRAMS IN LOWER REGARD THAN DID THOSE WORKING FOR ADVANCEMENT, (8) THE MOST POPULAR TEACHING METHODS WERE LECTURE, CLASS DISCUSSION, GUEST SPEAKERS, CASE STUDIES, AND SMALL-GROUP DISCUSSIONS, AND (9) THOSE WHO REGARDED THE PROGRAM MOST HIGHLY PREFERRED TEACHING METHODS WITH A MAXIMUM OF STUDENT INVOLVEMENT. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Mateo)