ERIC Number: ED210491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Managerial Skills in Vocational Education Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.
Clayton, Dean; Park, Ok
A project was conducted to develop, field test, and disseminate a curriculum guide for vocational education teachers to use in teaching managerial skills to vocational education students on the secondary level. After a cadre of 20 Arkansas secondary vocational education teachers who were either directly involved or interested in establishing a program of vocational managerial skills instruction identified those topics they felt should be included in such a curriculum, their students interviewed 217 small business owners/managers to determine which skills they felt should be taught. The owners/managers rated a variety of skills relating to business ownership, leadership development, human relations, minicomputers/data processing, financial management, personnel management, business communications, business taxes, governmental regulations, marketing and advertising, business law, protecting assets, personal finance, and career opportunities. Based on these ratings, two instructional units were developed and field tested by 214 students and 14 teachers. Both student and teacher evaluations of the units were highly positive. An instructional manual (curriculum guide) was also produced and disseminated to all Arkansas junior executive training (JET) instructors. Appended to the report are the project surveys, survey results, and project-developed materials. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Advertising, Business Communication, Business Education, Curriculum Guides, Data Processing, Employer Attitudes, Federal Regulation, Field Tests, Human Relations, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Leadership, Marketing, Material Development, Microcomputers, Money Management, Personnel Management, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Surveys, Taxes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Vocational Education.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Business Law; Management Skills; Small Business Management; Small Businesses
Note: Pages 53-54 and 83 (original pagination) were removed to preserve confidentiality. Best copy available.