ERIC Number: ED042857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-18
Reference Count: 0
A Learning Management Model Designed to Individualize the Learning of Skills, Concepts, and Attitudes Inherent in the Clerical Sector of Learning.
Olson, Allan L.
Clerical SOLO (Sector of Learning Opportunity), a program attempting individualized learning of concepts, skills, and attitudes traditionally taught in office practice and machines, was implemented during the 1969-70 school year by the Business Education Department of Rainier Beach High School. The Clerical SOLO curriculum model has accomplished this by providing an opportunity for a student to determine relevant learning objectives, to learn in a manner that suits him best, to learn at his own rate, and to be actively involved with the evaluation of his performance. Activities that tend to create an inaccurate self concept such as arbitrary scheduling, ability grouping, and grading have been eliminated. On the average, rates of learning increased over the semester. Students indicated a preference for the Clerical SOLO learning experience over other tradionally taught business education subjects. Instructional costs decreased by 16.7 percent even withstanding an increase of adult contact and supervision. Given that the above benefits did occur without sacrificing student achievement, the Clerical SOLO will be continued with continual refinement. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Classes (Groups of Students), Clerical Occupations, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Experiential Learning, Experimental Curriculum, Individual Instruction, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Office Practice, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Typewriting
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Southeast Educational Center.
Identifiers: Clerical Sector Of Learning Opportunity Program; Clerical SOLO Program; Washington