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ERIC Number: ED542579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1938
Pages: 81
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Project in Research in Universities: Education and the Civil Service in New York City. Bulletin, 1937, No. 20
Sayre, Wallace S.; Mandell, Milton
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This bulletin is one of a series reporting the findings of investigations undertaken during 1936-37 under the Project in Research in Universities of the Office of Education. The project was financed under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935; and conducted in accordance with administrative regulations of the Works Progress Administration. This bulletin analyzes the recruitment policies of the Civil Service Commission of New York City in their relationships to the educational program of the metropolis. It is in essence a case study of a problem which is now emerging with increasing emphasis on a national scale: The articulation of the American educational system with the recruitment of a highly trained public service personnel. The Commission of Inquiry on Public Service Personnel has but recently pointed out the urgency of a public career service in the United States. In the recruitment of a trained career personnel the basic essential is a close and consistent coordination between the standards of public service recruitment and the standards of education and training in the schooling program of the Nation and the community. The authors of this bulletin have made a thorough survey of the trends toward, and the barriers to, a career service in an important and highly developed public personnel jurisdiction. Their findings have more than local significance. Civil service administrators and educators throughout the country will find in this bulletin many helpful guides to the development of a public career service and the orientation of the educational system to this new opportunity and responsibility. The following appendices are included: (1) A Representative New Test; (2) A Representative Advertisement for a Civil-Service Examination; (3) Questionnaire Distributed to Employees in Competitive Class; (4) Selective Value of Each Test in Certain Examinations; and (5) Age Levels and Recruitment Methods. (Contains 2 tables and 30 footnotes). [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York; United States