ERIC Number: ED055207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Modifying Disadvantaged Students' Perceptions of Office Work. Final Report.
Huffman, Harry; And Others
BOOST, Business and Office Occupations Student Training, is a research and development project devoted to the improvement of programs in office occupations for disadvantaged students. The project was designed to discover the perceptions of disadvantaged students concerning office work and to develop a program for modifying those perceptions that might prevent the students from wanting to prepare for office occupations. It also encompassed the development of methods and materials for use in teacher education programs for preparing teachers of the disadvantaged. The four phases of the study were: (1) Identifying Student Perceptions, (2) Development of Methods and Materials, (3) Tryout and Evaluation of BOOST Materials, and (4) Development of Teacher Education Programs for Teachers of the Disadvantaged. Conclusions based on the findings of the study included: (1) There are apparently no national indexes of perceptions of office work, (2) Teachers generally have only limited opportunity to change perceptions of disadvantaged students, and (3) Clinical experiences appear to be the best vehicle to change perceptions of teachers about the disadvantaged. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Business Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Instructional Materials, Models, Office Occupations Education, Perception, Program Development, Questionnaires, Rural Youth, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Urban Youth, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.