ERIC Number: ED311269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Time To Commence. Articulation in Vocational Technical Education in Montana.
Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
This document summarizes a literature review on articulation and seminar work on the feasibility of articulation agreements in secretarial and office education programs in Montana. Seminar participants (representatives of business education departments in Montana secondary and postsecondary schools) agreed on the competencies necessary to fulfill entry-level office responsibilities and to advance on the career ladder. The following conclusions are among those reported: (1) competencies that would be responsive to evaluation by a competency profile are in keyboarding/typewriting, symbol or alphabetic shorthand, word processing, machine transcription, graphics, office procedures, telecommunications, applications software, computer programming, and recordkeeping; (2) the ratings of the skills on those profiles should be skilled, moderately skilled, limited practice, exposure only, and no exposure; (3) schools should develop task course equivalencies indicating what tasks would fulfill the requirements for particular courses; (4) a test should be developed or identified to determine students' knowledge in business communication, business mathematics, and personal finance; (5) a database should be established for all articulated courses; (6) secondary schools should be included in the articulation process; (7) a second seminar should be held; and (8) a statewide advisory committee from business and industry should be established. Six appendices include the Office of Education task list, standards of performance, and advanced placement credit application. (The document contains 15 references.) (CML)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
Identifiers - Location: Montana