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What it means to be a secretary as perceived by first-year information specialist students : the changing work force : the changing curriculum

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dc.contributor.advisor McConaghy, Gerald
dc.contributor.author Clark, Carolyn
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-29T17:16:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29T17:16:42Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1123
dc.description vi, 51 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This study surveyed students preparing for a secretarial career to determine whether they were aware of the new responsibilities of secretaries in today's business office. The role of the secretary has changed over the past decade as management philosophies in the business world have changed. Technical advances, new business procedures, and global markets are only a few of the forces which have contributed to the new demands on today's secretary. Data from the initial survey indicated that students' perceptions were based on an outdated stereotypical image and also that many high school counselors also had this outdated image. The changes that have affected secretaries in the work place also affect curriculum changes in programs training individuals for the secretarial profession. The aim of office education is the development of marketable office skills that will enable a person to secure employment. While the aim of office eductors has remained unchanged, the objectives have drastically changed. The study looks at skills taught in the one-year Office Assistant program at Lethbridge Community College. After completion of the one-year program, Office Assistant students were administered a second survey to determine whether their perception had changed. The second survey indicated that the students had a more accurate perception of what was required of them in today's office. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1997 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Secretaries -- Vocational guidance en
dc.subject Secretaries -- Attitudes en
dc.title What it means to be a secretary as perceived by first-year information specialist students : the changing work force : the changing curriculum en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en


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