ERIC Number: ED239052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Microcomputers: Applications in Vocational Education.
Rodenstein, Judith, Ed.; Lambert, Roger, Ed.
This handbook was assembled for vocational educators so that they can see the applications of microcomputers in both their instructional and administrative tasks. The 22 papers included in the handbook were written by educators who are and have been using microcomputers extensively in their work. The first section of the handbook discusses the general issues that any educator would need to examine. Topics discussed include computer literacy, buying hardware, evaluating software, designing user-friendly software, authoring systems, beginning programming, using the microcomputer to reach special needs students, and functioning in the office of the future. The second section of the book focuses on the following vocational education curricula areas: agriculture, business education, home economics, trade and industrial education, distributive education and marketing, health education, and adult education. In each chapter, the authors discuss the following questions: (1) How can microcomputers be integrated into the curricula? (2) What are effective uses of microcomputers? (3) How can microcomputers improve instruction? (4) What should microcomputers not be used for? (5) How will microcomputers change teacher/student roles in learning? (6) How can microcomputers be integrated into the total curriculum? (7) What software packages are useful? (8) What resources, publications, research papers, and so on are available? In addition, a chapter on emerging occupations is included. Short biographies of the contributors of the papers complete the text. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Business Education, Career Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Distributive Education, Educational Trends, Electronics, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Persons, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Home Economics, Man Machine Systems, Marketing, Microcomputers, Office Occupations Education, Offices (Facilities), Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Programing, Secondary Education, Special Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 876-878.