ERIC Number: ED042052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Programed Instruction for Decision-Making Aspects of Typing Tasks. Final Report.
West, Leonard J.
Many office occupations open to typists require a skill level above that reached by the disadvantaged urban student who completes the present "clerical" training course. Conventional instruction in typewriting has tended to focus on manipulative factors whereas relatively recent research has shown that cognitive factors (decision making processes) bearing on attractive placement of materials on the page are substantially more important in accounting for skill at realistic typing tasks above the level of simple copying. In view of the need for new instructional materials emphasizing the decision making processes, a 541-frame programed instruction unit was prepared. The program is divided into 14 sections covering horizontal and vertical centering, simple and advanced table typing, business letters, and report typing. The program can be used by anyone who wishes to acquire or upgrade the cognitive skills taught by this program and can be used as a self-instructing unit. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.