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ERIC Number: ED042447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 23
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A Study of Curriculum Development and Trends in the Business Education Department at Kapiolani Community College for the Period 1964-1970.
Taniguchi, Bessie
This curriculum study focuses on the subject areas of English, mathematics, accounting, shorthand, and typewriting at Kapiolani Community College, Oahu, Hawaii. The author traces the inclusion of these areas in the business education program, as the college evolved from a technical school to a comprehensive junior college. One notable aspect of the program is the use of remedial courses for lower ability disadvantaged students in English and mathematics. A more recent development is the granting of credit toward unit requirements to non-transfer students for these remedial courses. In addition, subject matter taught in these courses has tended to emphasize the more practical needs of the non-transfer business student. In addition, some basic English and mathematics courses are now offered by the Business Department. The accounting area--while expanding to provide increased offerings for the transfer student--currently lacks a semester course for those business students who might be interested in a basic accounting course for personal use or a better concept of office work flow. The most noticeable changes in the shorthand and typing curricula include; (1) less emphasis on skill building and speed; (2) more concern with individual development within the total organizational framework; (3) a trend toward thematic rather than single subject matter orientation; (4) increased independent study opportunities; and (5) greater emphasis on involving student s in the teaching-learning process. (JO)
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Identifiers: Hawaii
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