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ERIC Number: ED141496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Microform or Hardcopy? A Comparison of Methods Used in the Presentation of Business Education Career Information Materials.
Ahern, Michael J., III
A study was done to compare the relative effectiveness and costs of teaching career information about business and office occupations utilizing the mediums of microform and hardcopy to sixth graders in the elementary component of Information Needed for Occupational Education, INFOE (an occupational information system designed to present K-14 students in Tennessee with basic career information). Two experimental groups and one control group comprised of 1,104 sixth graders in 33 randomly selected intact rural classrooms participated in this study. The time required for study was 16 working days which included two career presentations per day with one day having only one presentation. Microform was the presentation medium in one experimental group and hardcopy was used in the other one while the control group received no presentation. All three groups were tested for recall of the career information. Several conclusions were drawn including the following: (1) There was a significant difference in the amount of career information recalled by rural sixth grade students of East Tennessee receiving a career information presentation via an instructional process of microform as compared to hardcopy; and (2) the cost of establishing an elementary INFOE career project is greater for the media of microform while the cost of maintaining a program is greater for hardcopy. (A seven page bibliography is appended.) (EM)
National Micrographics Association, 8728 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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