ERIC Number: ED348558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Business Education in the Secondary School: A CTC Response. Number 4.
City Technology Colleges (CTC) in England are founded on the concept of business education and industry partnerships ensuring the integration of work and education. Secondary school business education is concerned with how business organizations function, technological problem solving, and applied skills. Business education occupies a position of low esteem in the curriculum hierarchy. Business is a defined context within Design and Technology in the National Curriculum, but opportunities for delivering business education exist on all levels. Work experience is the most common school-industry activity, but many activities enhance business education. Business-related activities need management, coordination, and resources to be a successful part of business education. A core program of business education within a broad curriculum framework is necessary for high school students. If a strong school-business relationship exists, students will be prepared for a lifetime of learning. A whole-school policy on business education is needed with implementation responsibility vested in senior management. (This document contains 4 tables, 25 references, and 4 appendices: programs of study relating to business education; key stage 3 of business education at Dixons Bradford CTC; key stage 3 of business education at Thomas Telford School; and planning business education.) (NLA)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Business Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Schools, Work Experience
City Technology Colleges Trust Ltd., 15 Young Street, London W8 5EH, England, United Kingdom (7.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Technology Colleges Trust Ltd., London (England).