Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Teaching & Learning
This independent study was conducted through the perusal of the college catalogs for each college and an analysis of the survey instruments that were sent to all four-year colleges in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana that offer a business teacher education major.
Findings: 1. The aver ge number of students in the sixteen schools that are majoring in business teacher education is 1*4-1.
2. Thirteen of the sixteen schools offer credit for the beginning course in shorthand, and twelve offer credit for the beginning course in typewriting.
3. As a general rule, the amount of credit granted for each course in shorthand ranges from 2.7 to 3*3 semester hours. The amount of credit granted for each course in typewriting ranges from 0 to 3.0.
*4-. The average number of minutes of class per week for each semester hour of credit granted in shorthand is 75*8. The average number of minutes of class per week for each semester hour of credit granted in typewriting is 119.
5. The number of courses completed in high school and consultation with the student are the most popular methods of placing students in shorthand and typewriting.
6. The faculty members are usually responsible for the construction of the placement tests that are given.
7. A majority of the schools do not give placement tests when placing students in shorthand and typewriting classes.
8. The standards used to bypass courses vary considerably. The mean dictation rate^for bypassing courses in shorthand are as follows: 59 words per minute for the first course, 73 for the second course, 9^ for the third, and 100 for the fourth.
9. The mean straight copy rate set for bypassing courses in typewriting are as follows: 35 words per minute for the first course, *4-8.5 for the second, 57 for the third, and 65 for the fourth course.
Morrison, Darrell, "Articulation of Shorthand and Typewriting in Four-Year Collegs Offering a Business Teacher Education Major in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 3537.