ERIC Number: ED166546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Model Preparatory Business Program for Educationally Disadvantaged Students. Occupational Education Exemplary Project Final Report.
Martin Community Coll., Williamston, NC.
A preparatory business program was developed to allow educationally disadvantaged business students enrolled in developmental studies (remedial reading, English, and math courses) to obtain a full course load of twelve or more hours without having to enroll in regular business courses. To develop a model business preparatory program for adaptation by other North Carolina schools, various investigations were made. Eighteen business students, enrolled in developmental courses, were interviewed to determine why they often failed regular business courses. It was concluded that these students with average/above average success in developmental courses were expected to perform on a higher academic level in regular business courses than in developmental courses. Various instructional resources and materials and developmental business programs at Forsyth Technical Institute and Fayetteville Technical Institute in North Carolina were studied. A preparatory business program incorporating career guidance and offering business courses to familiarize students with business and economic principles and practices was developed. (The appendixes, which comprise the bulk of this document, contain the developmental business curriculum, student survey, and project evaluation. Also included are the course descriptions, general and specific objectives, and outlines for introduction to business occupations, modern business practices, bookkeeping, consumer economics, economics of the free enterprise system, pre-business mathematics, and study skills.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Bookkeeping, Business Education, Business Skills, Career Guidance, Compensatory Education, Consumer Economics, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Developmental Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, English Instruction, Higher Education, Office Occupations Education, Program Descriptions, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Office of Research.
Authoring Institution: Martin Community Coll., Williamston, NC.
Identifiers: North Carolina