ERIC Number: ED255681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Business and Office Curriculum Update. Final Report.
Kjosnes, Iva S.
A project was conducted to update an existing high school business and office occupations education curriculum to include instruction in the use of computers and word processing equipment. The existing curriculum was assessed and revised in order to provide students with training in the following areas: the impact of computers on employment; the usage of vocabulary associated with computers; the current applications and implications of computer technology in business; the use of software programs dealing with electronic spreadsheets, word processing, filing systems, taxes, accounting, and mailing lists in realistic business situations; the accurate and rapid input of information into a computer; and the use of computers in various office situations. The curriculum developed during the project incorporated commercially available software and teacher-developed learning activities into the following instructional units: keyboarding skills, preparing mailable letters, typing reports, organizing and filing records, maintaining financial records, computer programming, and developing business English skills. Student response to the updated curriculum has been quite favorable. (Appendixes to this report contain a 14-item annotated bibliography and sample instructional materials dealing with using a computer to assist in filing.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accounting, Alphabetizing Skills, Bookkeeping, Business Education, Business English, Business Skills, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Filing, High Schools, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Recordkeeping, Secretaries, Technological Advancement, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Zillah School District, WA.
Identifiers: Electronic Mail
Note: A Curriculum Development Project prepared at Zillah High School.