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West, Leonard J. (Leonard Jordan) 1921-2004

Overview
Works: 28 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 835 library holdings
Genres: Programmed instructional materials  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Leonard J West
Acquisition of typewriting skills; methods and research in teaching typewriting by Leonard J West( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

300 commas by Leonard J West( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquisition of typewriting skills : methods and research in teaching typewriting and word processing by Leonard J West( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College and the years after; a career study of municipal college graduates by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design and conduct of educational surveys and experiments by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern college typewriting : a complete course by Leonard J West( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications of research for teaching typewriting by Leonard J West( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern college typewriting : a basic course by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of marketable typing skill; sensory processes underlying acquisition by Leonard J West( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The project attempted to provide further data on the dominant hypothesis about the sensory mechanisms underlying skill acquisition in typewriting. In so doing, it proposed to furnish a basis for important correctives to such conventional instructional procedures as touch typing. Specifically, the hypothesis has been that kinesthesis is not available for use at the start of learning such a perceptual-motor skill as typing, but that is occurs after some learning on the basis of visual cues has taken place. This inference is confirmed by the results of this investigation in which 266 subjects at 9 wpm to 108 wpm typing skill levels, typed under visual and nonvisual conditions. Deprivation of vision resulted in significant and large increases in number of errors. The results undercut conventional instructional insistence on touch typing and suggest the desirability of free use of vision early in learning--(1) as guidance for making responses, (2) as a source of corrective information for wrong responses and of immediate reinforcement for correct responses, and (3) as a reducer of the anxieties and tensions that reportedly commonly accompany early insistence on nonvisual work. The extent to which these findings may be paralleled for other perceptual-motor skills remains to be investigated. (Gd)
Practice sets toward speed and accuracy in a skill-building program in elementary typewriting by Leonard J West( )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1979 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern college typewriting : an intermediate course by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern college typewriting : an advanced course by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of research in typewriting learning with recommendations for training by Leonard J West( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of entry-level bookkeeping activities in relation to the high school bookkeeping curriculum by Leonard J West( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide a base of information for potential updating of the prevailing high school curricula in Recordkeeping/Bookkeeping, the components of those curricula were examined in relation to the actual job duties of employed bookkeepers--with special focus on entry-level positions and on the effects of computerization of job duties. The questionnaire and interview results show: computerization has reduced the need to understanding bookkeeping concepts, prior school training is infrequently a requirement for securing an entry-level position, and on-the-job training of a few days to a few months is prevalent. It was also found that: the Recordkeeping curriculum appears to be nonfunctional; the terminology of school instruction is often at variance with job terminology; the job duties and job responsibility levels of those with no school training in bookkeeping are indistinguishable from those with only high school training; job responsibility and advancement depend heavily on work experience; journal and ledger work is predominantly carried out by experienced employees, and high school instruction beyond the trial balance is totally unjustifiable. Recommendations for curricular revision are made in accordance with the findings, explicity distinguishing between instruction for small-firm and large-firm employment. (Author/AG)
Keyboarding/Typewriting : stroking skills and basic applications by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles and procedures for teaching typewriting by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on teaching business and commercial subjects by Leonard J West( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review of 81 research studies is primarily confined to the research on business education that concerns relationships between teaching acts and learning outcomes. Attention is directed to investigations that permit generalizations about the consequences for learning of specifiable instructional behaviors bearing on the materials and methods of instruction. Most of the research reviewed applies to office occupations, principally typewriting and stenographic skills, and some to retailing and distributive occupations. The findings of the researches cited are stated, and their implications for instruction are specified. (Author/JS)
Keyboarding/typewriting : employment applications by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recommendations for typewriting training / by Leonard J. West by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bases for evaluating research by Leonard J West( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
West, Leonard J. 1921-

West, Leonard J. (Leonard Jordan), 1921-

West, Leonard Jordan

West, Leonard Jordan, 1921-

Languages
English (48)