ERIC Number: ED069871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Assisting Local Schools in Modifying Their Business Education Programs. Final Report.
Harwood, R. Frank
The purpose of this year-length project was to provide the structures and procedures which can enable administrative and teaching personnel to update their business education programs in Grades 9 through 12 to fit local needs currently not being met in existing curriculums. To reduce the dropout rate, develop options in vocational education, and utilize existing resources more fully, an investigative team of 26 vocational teachers and counselors representing business education and related fields at the secondary and post-secondary level used questionnaires and interviews to gather data on six occupations: (1) accountants-bookkeepers, (2) office clerks, (3) sales clerks, (4) secretaries, (5) stenographers, and (6) administrative-management trainees. Covering 428 interviews involving 160 jobs with 112 employers in a 21-county North Mississippi area, a nation-wide research advisory committee of educators provided positive and valuable business and community feedback for the project. Recommendations presented include: (1) career guidance for Grades 7 and 8, (2) general and specific responsibilities for program initiation in Grade 9, and (3) the encouragement of the development of essential materials through research grants. (AG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1968