ERIC Number: ED045828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-15
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Job Descriptions and Critical Incidents Reports.
West Las Vegas High School, NM.
In this project, seven office education students were placed in various office jobs in order to expose them to actual office practices and to acquire job descriptions and critical incidents. Each student was assigned to observe an employee for three days, after which the students disseminated information to the class in oral and written reports. Job descriptions were compiled for the seven jobs, all of which required only a high school diploma with some office or business education background. Eight negative and five positive critical incidents were reported, involving personality traits and their effects on job performance. The results indicate that learning through observation is a most effective method of learning. The participants fully realized the objectives of the project, and the observations produced highly favorable attitudes toward the world of work. (BH)
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Sponsor: New Mexico Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: West Las Vegas High School, NM.