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A formal survey for the purpose of securing written statements by students of what they were doing, how the high school business education has served them in business, opinions regarding the sufficiencies and inadequacies of different phases in the business subjects, and difficulties encountered when first started working have not been made. Some attempt was made in Patterson to secure employer opinion of office workers apprenticed out from the school as part of their business education. However, no study was made of what employers thought of graduates that were working for them, the classification of office workers, or listing of business machines. While business teachers are often asked statistics of their program by the State Department of Education or scholars working toward a degree, the questions are frequently of too general a nature, or are confined to selected minutiae. Whatever surveys have been made were of isolated factors. This study makes the attempt to integrate those feasible sources of information for determining the effectiveness of the high school business educational program in the Patterson, Orestimba, and Gustine High Schools.

How effective is the business educational program in the Patterson, Orestimba, and Gustine High Schools as evaluated by recent graduates, their employers, and business teachers.



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