ERIC Number: ED354358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Business Education Grades 6-12. Program Evaluation.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.
Business education programs are offered in 10 middle schools, 5 area high schools, 2 alternative high schools, and at Central Campus in the Des Moines Independent Community School District (Iowa). Major curricular focus at the middle school level is development of keyboarding skill; at the area high school level, the program is broad based to meet student needs. All programs are competency based and articulate with postsecondary institutions. Funds to support the program are provided from the district general fund, instructional support levy, state vocational funds, federal Carl Perkins funds, district budgets, decentralized funds, and student fees. Other significant inputs are provided by local companies through the Applied Economics to ensure relevance of curriculum content, and increased efforts in measuring student achievement. (Appendixes include course descriptions, list of textbooks in current use, equipment inventory, and area high school enrollment by course.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Business Education, Competency Based Education, Distributive Education, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elective Courses, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Intermediate Grades, Marketing, Middle Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.