The relation between certain phases of reading ability and speed and accuracy in typewriting

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Emma Katharine Cobb (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The best interests of the individual, as well as of society, require selection of desirable candidates for occupational training for specialized work at various job and educational levels.1 The above quotation is a statement of one of the principles of Business Education as formulated by a group of leaders in the field. The principle specifies the selection of desirable candidates for "occupational training." Typewriting as a subject to be taught is justified in part on the basis of the occupational training which it offers, whether it is used as a "major activity,"2 whether it is used to supplement other vocational activities, or whether "pupils who take such work, by virtue of their training, are able to secure related positions."3 Assuming a knowledge of the degree of typewriting skill required, and this may vary with the use to which it is put and with the performance required on a particular job, the question then arises as to what her pupils desiring to learn typewriting for use as a vocational tool will be able to develop sufficient skill to meet occupational requirements.

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Language: English
Date: 1944
Reading $x Ability testing
Typewriting $x Ability testing
Typists $x Ability testing

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