ERIC Number: ED109331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for North Dakota Vocational Office Education Teacher-Coordinators. North Dakota Occupational Models. A Career Cluster Concept.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Business and Vocational Education.
North Dakota Occupational Models have been developed from the practices of actual offices and businesses in the State, duplicating real jobs and work materials and complete with pressure and decision-making activities, to provide realistic work experiences for secondary students who have completed the basic skills courses in office education. A variety of suggestions for orientation, career exploration, and implementation of the occupational model plan are presented in the teacher's handbook. Using instruction packets (kits comprising materials collected from actual businesses) the teacher, in the role of office supervisor, conducts simulations which can substitute for or enrich the cooperative office experience. Thus, teachers wishing to implement a program of occupational models must develop packets relevant to businesses in their own areas. Using the occupational model, office education classes may be organized under the individualized instruction plan, the rotation plan, the battery plan, the supplementary plan (with cooperative work experience), and the full-scale simulated office plan. Tips for various types of organization are offered, and directions are provided for setting up a full-scale simulation. A report of the models' development and brief descriptions of the 24 models are available as CE 004 108. (AJ)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Cooperative Education, Course Organization, Employment Qualifications, Individualized Instruction, Job Application, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Material Development, Occupational Information, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Office Practice, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Work Experience
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Dept. of Business and Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota