ERIC Number: ED211821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Considerations for the Development of a Broad-Based, High School Business Curriculum for College-Bound Students.
Lerman, Roslyn B.
Research was conducted to determine the articulation between high school and college business programs in order to recommend approaches to and elements of a broad-based high school program for the college-bound business major that will (1) provide for advanced placement/college credit; (2) offer enrichment and transferable skills; (3) promote career awareness and career education; and (4) teach survival skills. Interviews were conducted with a total of 38 persons, consisting of college business department chairpersons, admissions personnel, and administrators; and high school business department chairpersons and guidance department personnel. Results of the survey indicated that many secondary schools are in the process of making changes to improve the quality of business programs for potential college-bound business majors, as well as other students. On the other hand, some schools have not upgraded or expanded their basic business programs to any extent. Business educators and business programs appear to be separated from the mainstream in some high schools, with communications and interactions sporadic and unproductive. It was recommended that secondary business departments think of interdisciplinary approaches in order to integrate themselves within the school and to provide applications for the principles taught in such courses as English, mathematics, social studies, and so on. Specific recommendations for each of the four areas mentioned above are provided in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), Business Administration Education, Business Education, Business Skills, Career Awareness, Career Education, College Bound Students, Consumer Economics, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, High School Students, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Majors (Students), Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.