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The Process and Product of Machine Shorthand Programs in New York State Schools.
It was the purpose of this study to assess the extent of growth of machine shorthand programs, evaluate current practices related to its instruction, and determine whether its results warranted encouragement by the State Education Department. The machine system was compared to the manual system in the areas of: (1) scope and sequence of curriculums, (2) cost to the school district, (3) educational backgrounds of graduates, (4) types of businesses or industries which employ machine stenographers, (5) employment opportunities, (6) salaries and vocational use of shorthand skills, and (7) potential promotional opportunities and achieved promotional advancement. The study included 699 machine graduates and 750 manual graduates from two 2-year colleges and 14 secondary schools. Results indicated: (1) although the manual shorthand writers were slightly more successful, it was not due to major differences in curriculum offerings or educational background of the machine and manual writers, and (2) a blanket recommendation concerning the introduction of machine shorthand programs could not be made since the introduction of such programs should be considered on an individual school system basis, after close consideration of the group and the employment needs of the area. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley. Counseling and Testing Center.