ERIC Number: ED094204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Business Education for the Seventies.
Woolschlager, Ruth B., Ed.
The publication attempts to provide a guide for administrators, counselors, business teachers, and teacher educators which will be helping in working together to build a flexible, relevant curriculum for today's youth. It attempts to encourage a balance among courses in business education and courses which provide the college preparatory or the terminal student with a marketable skill. The need is emphasized for a rational, cooperative task force approach among departments and various educational levels to improve the total educational program. The book is divided into four parts; the first contains articles dealing with social change and educational innovation; the second develops the task force approach at every level from elementary through postsecondary and articulates between levels for business role concept. Part three comprises two-thirds of the book, presenting courses guidelines for five business career objectives, personal use skills, basic business and economic education, and cooperative and distributive programs. The final section discusses the business teacher as a professional. No attempt has been made to prescribe a given program; the focus suggests that effective teaching goes beyond curriculum. (AJ)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Career Counseling, Career Education, College Preparation, Consumer Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Guides, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.