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ERIC Number: ED540845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Department-Store Education: An Account of the Training Methods Developed at the Boston School of Salesmanship under the Direction of Lucinda Wyman Prince. Bulletin, 1917, No. 9
Norton, Helen Rich
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Vocational training, as a part of the great movement for industrial betterment is now widely recognized as an advantageous measure for both the worker and the industry, but it is not many years since such applied education was looked upon with disfavor by employers and employees alike. This report will deal specifically with the development of that phase of it known to-day as department-store education. Contents include: (1) History of the Boston school salesmanship; (2) The course of study; (3) The course of study (continued)--Textiles, color and design, merchandise; (4) The course of study (continued)--Arithmetic, hygiene, and physical education, English; (5) The method of teaching; (6) "Follow-up" work and personal relations with pupils; (7) The teachers' training class; (8) Educational work in department stores; (9) Salesmanship in the public schools; and (10) Affiliation with the National Retail Dry Goods Association. Appended are: (1) Test questions given to pupils of school of salesmanship at end of course (salesmanship, textiles, color and design, merchandise, hygiene, arithmetic system); (2) Demonstration sales (types of customers, kinds of sales, some points of emphasis); (3) A typical week's program for the school of salesmanship; (4) Questionnaire for floor managers; (5) Application blank for saleswomen; (6) Facsimile of statistical record card (face); (7) Facsimile of statistical record card (back); (8) Efficiency bulletin; (9) Weekly schedule of teachers' training class; (10) List of stores employing educational directors; (11) List of cities employing graduates in the public schools; (12) Boston high schools offering salesmanship; (13) Colleges, and normal schools represented by graduates of teachers' training class; and (14) States in which graduates hold positions. (Contains 4 plates and 5 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts