ERIC Number: ED109332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Teaching Units for Office Education Simulated Programs for Use in the State of North Dakota. Final Report.
Rowe, John L.
The document describes the development of a library of 24 North Dakota Occupational Models, each patterned after a specific job in a specific office. A teacher's manual giving tips on implementing the program was also developed. The models were designed to provide high school students with a realistic introduction to a variety of office work and were based on the work experiences of 86 employees in 69 North Dakota offices. The models were field-tested statewide on 325 students (of whom 282 responded to an evaluative questionnaire at the conclusion of the project). The project found that the models can be used in vocational office education programs of any size, can supplement previous education and occupational guidance, can supplement or substitute for cooperative work experience, are useful for the student of less-than-average ability, and can be used regardless of available facilities and equipment. Appendixes detail the mechanics of data gathering, the writing and development of the models, and the field testing and evaluation of the project. There is a brief description of each model, including its degree of difficulty for the student and recommended equipment for its use. Relevant correspondence, questionnaires, and evaluation forms are included. (PR)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Job Training, Material Development, Models, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Office Practice, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Simulation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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