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Nelson, J. H. (Professor of business)||Thistlethwaite, Robert L.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Business


Business education--Study and teaching; Office equipment and supplies


The business education departments of secondary schools are frequently confronted with the problem of providing adequate and useful business machines for the purpose of training students in their use and operation. Each year more and more intricate business machines are being introduced into the offices of industry. It would appear appropriate for the schools to provide the students with up-to-date knowledge of these latest and most modern business machines. Although there are schools presently conducting office machine courses using the minimum essentials of a few manual typewriters; one liquid duplicator; one mimeograph; one adding machine - manual type; one dictaphone, and, possibly, one electric typewriter; one must be cognizant that such a condition cannot meet the demands of office workers. What machines should the business department of a medium sized high school be expected to provide for this vocational instruction? How can the school make a Judicious, yet economical choice of equipment? It is to answer these specific questions that this survey was undertaken. It is hoped that this study will provide data for a determination as to the feasibility of providing office training at Mercy High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Includes bibliographical references.


69 pages




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