Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1962

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics, Finance, & Accounting

Advisor

Archie C. Thomas

Abstract

This study was made to determine the type and amount of office and clerical training business educators and businessmen recommended for inclusion in the small high schools. The criticisms, opinions, and recommendations which evolved from the study were used as a basis in justifying the development of the proposed one-semester and two-semester business practice courses. Methods and Procedures Employed: Material relating to the criticisms, and recommendations of office and clerical training in small high schools which were available in the library of the Division of Economics and Business and the Forsyth Library at Fort Hays Kansas State College was secured and examined. An opinion survey of business teachers in small high schools in Central and Western Kansas was conducted to determine their criticisms, opinions, and recommendations of office and clerical training in small schools. A cost study was made of firms supplying service, sales, and maintenance to these schools in order to determine an estimate of the costs involved, either through owning or renting, in the proposed business practice courses. Summary and Findings: The survey of related literature and opinion survey of business teachers in small high schools exemplified the need of revising advanced typing to include instructions in office procedures and techniques. The cost study indicated that there would not be a significant amount of difference, either through owning or renting the machines, in the proposed business practice courses. It is recommended that the proposed business practice courses which are discussed in Chapters IV and V of this study be utilized in small high schools. In addition, it is recommended that the small high school own a 10-key adding machine, a rotary calculator, a printing calculator, a spirit duplicator, a bookkeeping-posting machine, and a voice writing machine.

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Copyright 1962 Joesph Clifford Chism

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