ERIC Number: ED364659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
PSI Model Curriculum for Office Careers.
Professional Secretaries International, Kansas City, MO.
The PSI [Professional Secretaries International] Model Curriculum for Office Careers provides a framework for the curriculum revision process, making it easier for schools to update, change, expand, or revise their office programs. Through a series of suggested courses, this curriculum develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes office professionals need to secure good jobs and to succeed in the "new" re-engineered office of the 1990s. This guide is designed to walk educators through the curriculum, providing information and answering questions. An introduction contains an overview of the curriculum, explains how teachers and students benefit from using the curriculum, and provides a brief summary of the research base for the curriculum. A discussion of how to get started and questions frequently asked about the curriculum are designed to help educators consider how to adapt the curriculum to meet their needs. The course descriptions section contains an introduction to the 25 courses and an explanation of how the PSI Model Curriculum works in a tech-prep environment, a nonarticulated secondary environment, and a nonarticulated postsecondary environment. Individual course descriptions with objectives, competencies, and recommended learning materials follow. Course topics are as follows: accounting; administrative procedures and technologies; advanced word processing; applied computer technologies; business communication technologies; business English; business internship/cooperative education; business math; database; desktop publishing; introduction to telecommunications and networking; keyboarding; keyboarding, skill building, and document formatting; office resources management; operating systems; personal and professional development; records management and imaging technologies; spreadsheets; and word processing. Appendixes include information on Professional Secretaries International and a users' questionnaire. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accounting, Articulation (Education), Business Administration, Business Communication, Business English, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Desktop Publishing, Individual Development, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Models, Office Automation, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Technology Education, Telecommunications, Word Processing
South-Western Publishing Co., 5101 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Professional Secretaries International, Kansas City, MO.