Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Second Advisor

George Cooper

Third Advisor

Dr. Arnold Schneider

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The Problem and Its Background

Since the first World War, business training on the secondary level has steadily grown in the number of students enrolled and in importance. New inventions, recent legislation involving more record keeping, and rapidly growing industry has brought about the demand for more workers, especially for office workers.

In a survey made in 1954 for the Comstock School Board it was found that most of the graduates from Comstock High School begin working in offices without further training. Although 49 per cent of the graduates seek further education before beginning regular employment, only 30 per cent of those who were employed in offices sought further training. It is for this reason that the business department must train the graduates so that they will be qualified to cope with the demands of the business community.

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