ERIC Number: ED248330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Accounting Cluster Demonstration Program at Aloha High School. Final Report.
Beaverton School District 48, OR.
A model high school accounting cluster program was planned, developed, implemented, and evaluated in the Beaverton, Oregon, school district. The curriculum was developed with the help of representatives from the accounting occupations in the Portland metropolitan area. Through management interviews, identification of on-the job requirements, and careful evaluation, a realistic and up-to-date curriculum was written. A major emphasis was placed on investigating and understanding the scope and implications of the use of modern technology (especially computers) in the field of accounting as well as the implications for instruction. An analysis of current instructional strategies and software programs was made to determine the most appropriate use of computers in the classroom. The curriculum is directed to entry-level positions and contains suggestions for support services. The model addresses the special needs of disadvantaged and handicapped students (although it recommends that such a program may be suitable for physically handicapped but not for mentally handicapped persons). Recommendations on instructional strategies, curriculum materials, and scheduling are provided. Products developed include a curriculum guide, program assessment guide, student skills record card, adopter/adapter guide, and a promotion kit. (The final evaluation report and promotion kit are included in this document.) (KC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Mainstreaming, Microcomputers, Models, Occupational Clusters, Office Occupations Education, School Business Relationship, Services, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Beaverton School District 48, OR.
Note: For related documents, see CE 039 578-580.