ERIC Number: ED203080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Reading in the Business Education Classroom.
Mikulecky, Larry; Haugh, Rita
This guide provides both a rationale and explicit, practical suggestions to help the high school business education teacher teach students the reading skills necessary to handle skills- and concept-oriented reading materials. It consists of four sections. The first section, which provides a rationale for reading instruction in business education classes, covers the range of student ability, difficulty of texts, the changing student population in business education classes, demands for functional literacy, needs for retraining, and skills developed in business courses. Explained in section 2 are techniques for assessing prerequisite skills, students, textbooks and reading materials, and study habits; techniques include informal assessment, teacher observation, informal exercises, and teacher-constructed reading texts. The third section describes organizing activities, students, and time in the business education classroom; stranding assignments; and applying various teaching principles to specific business education classes (bookkeeping and accounting, typewriting, shorthand, general nonskill courses, and business law). General guidelines for material selection, readability formulas, and information on developing, funding, and obtaining multi-level materials are presented in the final section. (Checklists of reading and study skills, a stranding model, and an annotated bibliography of materials on reading in business education classes are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Accounting, Annotated Bibliographies, Bookkeeping, Business Education, Content Area Reading, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Informal Reading Inventories, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Material Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Secondary Education, Shorthand, Student Evaluation, Study Habits, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Testing, Typewriting
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.