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ERIC Number: ED086867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 49
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An Examination to Determine the English Competencies Required of Secretaries in the Administrative, Legal and Medical Areas with a Synthesis into a Core of Common Competencies to be Used in Forming a Basis for an English Curriculum. Final Report.
Radloff, David Maurice
The central problem of the study was to determine the English competencies required of secretaries in the Medical, Legal and Administrative Secretarial Areas. The questionnaire/interview method was employed, utilizing 50 questionnaires and ten interviews in each of the three secretarial areas, and distributing them to imployers and employees according to a radial density corresponding to the employment density of graduates of Western Wisconsin Technical Institute. The respondents and interviewees overwhelmingly ascribed primary importance to knowledge of fundamentals of English, and further indicated that these competencies were the responsibility of the educator, not the employer. The study concludes that while the tendency in English education is toward making it fun and eliminating the stresses inherent in the more traditional approaches, it is 180 degrees off from what the employer wants. It is suggested that the long-term happiness and satisfaction derived from successful competition in the world of work is more desirable than the short-term happiness of non-competitive educational interlude. (Author/DS)
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Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Inst., La Crosse.