ERIC Number: ED058416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Planning the Implementation of a Business Education Learning System. Final Report.
Kilchenstein, E. Dolores; Pasewark, William R.
Developed as a performance-based plan, the Business Education Learning System (BELS) proposes ways to prepare non-degree students for office occupations and to prepare degree students for teaching and administrative positions. Special features designed into the system include: (1) the Office Service Center (OSC)--an actual campus business operated by supervised students, (2) the use of innovative instructional materials such as learning activity packets, simulation projects, and programed modules, (3) the use of team teaching, and (4) the ability to adapt the system to various educational settings--universities, 2-year colleges, secondary schools, or special programs. In one section of this final report, plans are described for implementing BELS, including work to be performed in the OSC and the identification of task-oriented programed materials applicable to BELS core courses. Also discussed are procedures for developing OSC-related materials such as job descriptions, office procedures, job manuals, and office forms. Future development will encompass competency tests, task lists, and an instructional materials institute. A related document is available as VT 014 415. (JS)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Bound Students, Curriculum Development, Job Analysis, Learning Laboratories, Noncollege Bound Students, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Research Projects, Simulation, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Team Teaching
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock. Dept. of Business Education.