ERIC Number: ED041139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Development of Performance Goals for a New Office and Business Education Learnings System (NOBELS). Final Project Report.
Lanham, Frank W.; And Others
The ultimate objective of the New Office and Business Education Learnings System (NOBELS) is an office occupations curriculum congruent with the concepts in the organic curriculum theory. The final report of this phase of research has developed an inventory of 375 educational specifications in behavior terms that represent basic tasks performed by 16-24 year old office workers. Based on empiric data collected by interview from 1,232 office employees and their supervisors from four areas of the United States, the educational specifications were drawn from 4,548 basic tasks and 32,447 steps of task performance. Pointed toward the classroom practitioner and learner in public secondary and community college education, the inventory of goals will affect instruction for office preparation through media developers, state and local supervisors, curriculum committees, teacher educators in business and office education, and certain innovative schools. Additional outputs of NOBELS include (1) a Taxonomy of Office Activities (ED 021 140), (2) two correlative studies on Interaction Critical Incidents and Hardware Used in Office Task Performance, (3) a Talent Inventory, and (4) the NOBELS Verbs and Synonyms. The feasibility study for NOBELS is available as ED 023 894. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.