ERIC Number: ED071429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Electronic Data Processing Curricula in the Dearborn Public Schools.
Ferguson, Clovis B.; Ronan, Franklin D.
In 1971 a survey was conducted by the Dearborn Schools to determine the curricular changes necessary to improve the electronic data processing (EDP) courses in the high schools and community colleges. Input was obtained from a 9 point questionnaire sent to 275 local data processing facilities and a 12 point questionnaire sent to 394 former EDP students with returns of 34 and 32 percent respectively. The survey revealed that the employers strongly advocate more on-the-job training, less unit record equipment training, and greater emphasis on instruction relevant to computer systems. On the other hand, the former students reported that their EDP course work prepared them well for lower level positions such as key punch operators. The specific recommendations for the community college curricula improvement emphasized more system analysis and design, more on-the-job-training, and more language work. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Dearborn Public Schools, MI.