ERIC Number: ED252670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Wyoming Business Education Standards of Excellence Handbook. Revised.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
This three-part package was prepared to assist business education teachers in Wyoming to improve their programs to meet the entry-level requirements of the state's employers. Three documents are included in this package: the Standards of Excellence handbook, the 1984 Report of Basic Entry-Level Competencies Needed for Employment, and a competency-based curriculum for teaching these competencies. The Standards of Excellence handbook covers the background and rationale for the standards and goals, the Wyoming business and office cluster areas curriculum, and program delivery elements, such as personnel, facilities, materials, equipment, advisory committees, support services, planning, evaluation, and budgets. Extensive appendixes cover such areas as the excellence standards program status, cooperative office education, officials in Wyoming vocational education and business education agencies and organizations, educational plans, and student profiles. The basic entry-level competencies report details a study of Wyoming businesses to determine their requirements and lists them in both narrative and table format for the use of business education teachers. The final document is a competency-based curriculum guide that suggests performance objectives and evaluations for skills in the areas of accounting; human relations; grooming/health; information processing; mailing; mathematics and calculator use; organization/time management; recording, filing, and records management; telephone skills; typing; and written and oral communication. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Planning, Employer Attitudes, Entry Workers, Guidelines, Office Occupations Education, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers: Excellence in Education; Wyoming
Note: Prepared by Wyoming Business Educators.