ERIC Number: ED036360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
[Typing and Shorthand in the Small High School.]
Fedel, Joan; Starbuck, Ethel
Two studies conducted in the field of business education are presented in this report by the Colorado State Department of Education. In one study, individualized instruction procedures and individual work packets were developed for students in both first- and second-year typing. Descriptive statistics presented for the 2 groups over a 3-year period indicate that students who had taken junior high typing had a higher average speed than students who had not. It is noted that sex and intelligence were not related to typing speed. In the second study, the Simplified Gregg Shorthand and the Diamond Jubilee Gregg Shorthand methods of shorthand instruction are compared. The experimental group students, who were taught Diamond Jubilee Shorthand, had significantly lower intelligence test scores and grade averages but had significantly higher cumulative percentages of achievement in shorthand throughout the entire 5-month testing period. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Western States Small Schools Project