ERIC Number: ED139981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Office Update. A Course Guide for Adult Business Education Teachers.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Adult Education.
This curriculum guide designed to assist business and office education teachers to better prepare adults seeking employment in office occupations contains seven units: (1) Career Opportunities in Business, 2 hours (general clerical, typing, stenography, job market, choosing a job), (2) Communications, 4 hours (what is communication, how and why we communicate, communication barriers and avoiding them, group discussion, extemporaneous talk, executive briefing, telephone personality, mechanics and techniques, special telephone equipment and communication services), (3) Office Machines, 10 to 20 hours (10-key adding machines, calculating machines, duplicating machines, transcribing machines), (4) Business Filing and Records Management, 6 hours (record control, defining filing, alphabetic filing, filing materials and supplies, filing procedures, types of filing system, special files and information systems), (5) The Plus Factors (personal and professional qualities, employer-employee and employee-employee relations, handling visitors, work habits, work area, reference materials), (6) Language Arts Skills, 40 to 60 hours (self-assessment, grammar and punctuation review, capitalization, number usage, abbreviations, business letters, dictionary skills and word division, spelling, proofreading), and (7) Applying for a Job, 2 hours (resume, cover letter, applying in person). Each unit includes a statement of unit objective, specific behavioral objectives, a topical content outline, teaching and learning activities, and resources. A bibliography of available resources and an appendix of teaching materials are included. (EM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Adult Education.