ERIC Number: ED030711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Curricluar Implications of Automated Data Processing for Educational Institutions. Final Report.
Bangs, F. Kendrick; And Others
Integrated data processing in offices was studied to determine implications for the development of office occupations curriculums in public secondary schools and post-high school institutions offering less than baccalaureate degrees. Interviews were held with representatives of 285 businesses, teachers in 176 public high and post-high schools in the cities in which the businesses were located, and advanced planning executives of 13 computer manufacturers. Extensive findings include: (1) It appears that jobs will become more complex rather than proliferate, (2) Little change will take place in computers in the next 3 to 10 years, (3) With the relative decrease in use of punched cards as input, the proportion of key punch and verifier operators will decrease, (4) Advances in software will be extensive in the next 3 to 10 years, and (5) There will be opportunities for programmers in systems analysis. Recommendations include: (1) inauguration of new programs and updating of existing ones, (2) training of greater numbers of teachers for the data processing field, and (3) summer experience in data processing for teachers. Recommended curriculums are included. (JK)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Research, Data Processing Occupations, Educational Needs, Individual Characteristics, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Wages
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.