ERIC Number: ED252681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Kansas Business Education Curriculum Guide.
Groneman, Nancy; Owen, Susan
This curriculum guide was developed to help business education teachers in Kansas improve and update their curricula to meet the needs of the present and future electronic office. The guide is based upon the premise that computer and keyboarding skills will be needed by all students and that communication skills and knowledge of word processors/computers will be a skill needed by all business graduates. The first of eight sections introduces the guide, summarizes the philosophy behind its development, and outlines career opportunities for business graduates. In the second and third sections, a curriculum for secondary and postsecondary schools is recommended, and course descriptions are provided. Hardware and software for business education are discussed in the fourth section, with some price information and recommendations given. The fifth section of the guide suggests ideas for implementing the curriculum and teaching techniques, while the next two sections, in brief notes, cover testing and evaluation and adult evening training. The final section of the guide is a bibliography that lists instructional materials, including textbooks for word processing, communications, machine dictation, human relations, keyboarding, and computer literacy; reference materials; keyboarding and computer literacy software packages; newsletters; publications on office automation; educational computing journals; and business education software. Appendixes to the guide contain information on setting up courses on keyboarding and computer literacy and a displaywriter check list. (KC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Microcomputers, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Word Processing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Vocational Education and Postsecondary Div.
Identifiers: Kansas; Keyboarding