ERIC Number: ED115761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Updating Business Education Programs.
Curriculum Report from the Curriculum Service Center, v5 n1 Oct 1975
To gather information on how the business education curriculum in secondary schools is being affected by changing trends, questionnaires were sent to State and local business education supervisors. Some aspects of instructional innovations are discussed based on the responses gained from the national survey, particularly the responses of 78 local supervisors directly involved with high school programs. Business education has become an important part of the general education of students and more courses in this area are being offered. To meet employment needs of various industries new courses are being taught on word processing, micrographics, reprographics, electronic calculators, and data processing. Job training for students in some schools is being achieved through simulation, block-time patterns, and performance-based business education. Changes in business education curriculum have also been the result of greater emphasis now being placed on career education, human relations in business, metrication, recordkeeping, vocational youth organizations, and individualizing teaching and learning. The discussion of these changes in business education is supported with brief descriptions of actual high school programs. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Courses, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Educational Trends, Instructional Innovation, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 (Single copy, $0.50; 2-10 copies, $0.30 each; prices for larger quantities available on request)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.