ERIC Number: ED254646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Skills for the Changing Workplace: A Business and Office Educator's Guide. Research and Development Series No. 254.
Warmbrod, Catharine P.; And Others
This three-part instructional guide was developed to assist vocational instructors in business and office occupations in presenting broadly applicable, nontechnical (often called quality of work life--QWL) skills, such as interpersonal and group process skills, problem solving and decision making, planning, communications, business economics, organizational management, and quality control. The first section of the guide describes in detail the important transferable, nontechnical skills needed for work and identifies specific opportunities to incorporate the development of these skills in business and office education programs. The second section of the guide presents instructional strategies as a source of ideas that the instructor can use in the classroom, laboratory, or training workplace. The description of each instructional strategy contains the following information: (1) a description of the strategy and a statement of its purpose, (2) a discussion of the QWL competencies developed through the strategy, (3) its application in business and office curricula, (4) instructor and student roles during implementation of the strategy, (5) procedures and activities for use in presenting the strategy, and (6) an annotated list of resources. The last section of the guide contains a list of resources organized by nontechnical skill area, addresses of publishers listed, and addresses of associations of interest to business and office education teachers. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Cooperative Education, Decision Making Skills, Economics, Educational Resources, Employee Attitudes, Employment Potential, Integrated Activities, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Office Occupations Education, Organization, Planning, Problem Solving, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Work Attitudes
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (RD254--$8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Quality of Working Life
Note: For related documents, see ED 240 283 and CE 040 849-852.