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ERIC Number: ED021140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 164
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Reference Count: 0
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A TAXONOMY OF OFFICE ACTIVITIES FOR BUSINESS AND OFFICE EDUCATION. INTERIM REPORT. RESEARCH 12.
HUFFMAN, HARRY; AND OTHERS
A TAXONOMY IS AN ORDERLY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES FOR AN IDENTIFICATION OF RELATIONSHIPS. A TAXONOMY OF OFFICE ACTIVITIES FOR BUSINESS AND OFFICE EDUCATION WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE SYSTEMATIC GUIDANCE FOR OBSERVING AND ANALYZING OFFICE ACTIVITIES, A COMMON LANGUAGE FOR DESCRIBING OFFICE ACTIVITIES, A BASIS FOR CONSOLIDATING DATA FROM MANY LOCATIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, AND A BASIS FOR WRITING PERFORMANCE GOALS. INFORMATION FROM PREVIOUS RESEARCH, FROM SECONDARY SOURCES, AND FROM IDEAS OF MANY EDUCATORS AND EXPERTS IN BUSINESS AND IN OFFICE ADMINISTRATION WAS USED IN ITS DEVELOPMENT. IT CONSISTS OF A LIST OF APPROXIMATELY 800 ACTION VERBS ORGANIZED IN THREE DOMAINS--OPERATING, INTERACTING, AND MANAGING--EACH OF WHICH HAS PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DIVISIONS. EACH VERB IS DEFINED AND USED TO ILLUSTRATE A SAMPLE TASK DESCRIPTION. POSITION PAPERS USED IN DEVELOPING THE TAXONOMY ARE PRESENTED--(1) NORMAN KALLAUS DESCRIBES THE RELATIONSHIPS OF MAN, MACHINE, AND WORK AND THE IMPACT OF NEW HARDWARE ON ALL THREE, (2) W.M. CARRITHERS DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP OF DEVELOPMENTS IN HARDWARE TO DEVELOPMENTS IN SOFTWARE, AND (3) IRENE PLACE PRESENTS A DETAILED PROCEDURE FOR DEVELOPING AND STABILIZING A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME FOR ANALYZING ACTIVITIES OF OFFICE JOBS. A DEFINITION OF TERMS, AN INDEX OF VERBS FOR THE TAXONOMY, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABE FOR $2.75 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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