ERIC Number: ED022920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of the Block-of-Time Scheduling in the Secondary Business and Office Education Program in Ohio.
Steagall, Paul Henry, Jr.
The purposes of the study were to determine whether the achievement of students enrolled in the stenographic block-of-time program is greater than that of students enrolled in the conventional stenographic program and to determine the values of the block program in secondary business and office education. The stenographic skills test and the business fundamentals test of the National Business Entrance Tests were administered to 226 block-of-time students and 221 conventional students in 36 high schools in Ohio. Questionnaire responses from 235 teachers, 232 block-of-time students, and 218 conventional students were analyzed. Analysis of covariance, used to make adjustments for differences in I.Q. scores of the students, and an F-ratio test of significance indicated no differences between the achievement of block and conventional students. A review of the literature and an analysis of the responses indicated the following values of the block-program: (1) It provides time for instruction in depth and for intensive training, (2) The teacher is able to become better acquainted with the needs, interests, and abilities of students and to plan learning experiences to meet student needs, and (3) The teacher is better able to vary instruction to meet individual needs. (PS)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Grade 12, High School Students, Literature Reviews, Office Occupations Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Shorthand, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Time Blocks
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.