ERIC Number: ED335459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-6
Reference Count: N/A
An Annotated Bibliography on Microcomputers in Secondary Business Education: The School-Business Partnership.
Edwards, Linda R.
Literature concerning microcomputer usage in business education programs within secondary schools, teachers' attitudes toward microcomputer use in the classroom, and employment needs of the business community in computer and related occupations was examined. By comparing microcomputer use and employment needs, the study attempted to determine whether the curricula were providing students with the skills that businesses need. The 50 study annotations are divided into three main areas: (1) uses of microcomputers in secondary business education; (2) the knowledge, skill, and attitudes of teachers toward microcomputers and various computing issues; and (3) employment needs of the business community in computer and related occupations. Results indicate that most secondary business education programs were teaching the technological skills that enable students to secure entry-level, computer-oriented jobs in businesses. Cooperative efforts between the private sector and the education community need to be increased in order to provide education for employment. Three recommendations are offered: (1) an employer/school advisory committee should be established for business education curriculum development; (2) business education teachers should update their knowledge and skills in actual office settings; and (3) more IBM and compatible computers should be made available for business education use. (Fifty-five references are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: IBM PC Compatibles; IBM Personal Computer
Note: Research Project, Indiana University at South Bend. Weak type throughout.