ERIC Number: ED043754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Business Education for the Emergent Office. Interim Report.
Huffman, Harry; Gust, Dale D.
Technology in business and industry is continually changing the activities performed in the office. New activities are emerging; others are increasing or declining in importance. This project was concerned with identifying high-priority, commonly accepted abilities which are presently emerging and increasing in importance in the office and with developing general and specific instruction plans which would aid business and office instructors in preparing students for office occupations. Questionnaire responses from 668 authorities concerning the prepared list of 41 office activities revealed few significant differences among activities declared emerging or increasing in importance. A similar analysis identified nine activities applicable to all levels of office personnel which were emerging or increasing in importance. A second group of six emerging activities was applicable to clerical, supervisory, and professional-technical personnel, and a third group of 15 emerging activities was applicable in particular to managers, professional-technical personnel, and supervisors. Eighteen general instruction plans and a model for producing general and specific instruction plans were developed. This project is a part of the total project entitled New Office Business Education Learnings System (NOBELS). (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.