PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED134817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Office Occupations' Curriculum for the Male Community College Student.
Dixon, Marjorie C.
The research reported in this master's thesis was undertaken to determine whether a need exists for an office occupations curriculum for male students and, if so, to propose such a curriculum. Male students at the College of Alameda, California, were surveyed for expressed interest in office occupational employment, with certain demographic data as indicators which could be useful in identifying potential enrollees for the proposed curriculum. A review of the literature indicated that there is both a market for qualified male applicants in office occupations and a need for a curriculum to attract and train them. In the student survey more than 75% of the sample showed interest in the proposed curriculum. Course content for clerical occupations for male community college students is outlined, along with philosophy, objectives, task categories, and materials. Potential employers in the Alameda area, surveyed as to their willingness to hire male clerical employees and also for their evaluation of the proposed curriculum, overwhelmingly evaluated the curriculum as effective training. The need for an interest in an office occupations curriculum for males at the community college level was therefore supported and further, the proposed curriculum was considered to be successfully validated. The thesis includes statistical data from the study, the student and employer questionnaires, and the proposed curriculum. (MF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Clerical Occupations, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Males, Masters Theses, Needs Assessment, Office Occupations Education, Office Practice, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California