ERIC Number: ED035831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Criteria Used for Screening Threshold Job Applicants and the Nature and Content of Business Education Programs Offered by Business and Industry.
Crabtree, Hart Ruby Maxine
This was a study of screening and training programs for beginning office employees in business and industry, and of how these programs complement what is being done in public high schools. Data were obtained from current professional literature and from interviews with 60 training directors belonging to the American Society of Training Directors. Several conclusions were reached: (1) businesses tend to expect public high schools to provide the necessary basic office skills and competencies; (2) since most beginning office employees do not take business education (except for typing and shorthand) while in high school, the high schools should plan to offer and stress business education courses and training in decision making, social skills, human relations, and communications; (3) business training programs are more successful than high school training programs because of immediate and specific job phase evaluations; and this helps motivate employees more strongly. Business teachers should continue to strive for the skill development needed by beginning office workers, publicize business education offerings more actively, and teach all skill subjects on a production basis. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, Clerical Workers, Core Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Methods, Equipment, Industry, Instructional Materials, Investigations, On the Job Training, Orientation, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Program Content, Recruitment, Secondary Schools, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley.