ERIC Number: ED288207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Retirees, You've Got What it Takes: You Can Teach in Business and Industry.
Estrin, Herman A.
Intended for retired teachers of high school or college composition or speech courses, this paper offers suggestions to retirees for setting up similar courses in corporations. The first section of the paper notes that retired instructors have skills useful to industry and gives suggestions for, among other things, formation of possible courses, class size limits, and length of the course. The second part of the paper offers a brief review of techniques for teaching technical communication courses, and suggests varied teaching techniques such as discussions, lectures, individual conferences, workshops, and homework assignments. Suggested areas of evaluation are included. In the third section, samples of a syllabus for a course in effective writing are offered, including reading and writing assignments. The final section discusses representative courses of study for an in-house technical communication course, and reports on the success of a 2-day seminar on effective technical and business writing. This section also includes the agenda and reading lists for the seminar. (Ten references are included.) (JC)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Continuing Education, Corporate Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Education Work Relationship, Inplant Programs, Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Staff Development, Teacher Retirement, Teaching Methods, Technical Writing, Writing Difficulties, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (77th, Los Angeles, CA, November 20-25, 1987).