ERIC Number: ED399363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Adaptation of Vocational Curricula for Industrial Business Clerks from Germany to the Russian Federation.
A pilot center was established in Yaroslavl, Russia, to train business clerks using German curricula and training that could be applied to Russian conditions. Choice of Germany as a model was due to increasingly developing cooperation with that country in the field of vocational education. The Russians analyzed German curricula and worked out the project for a new profession--industrial businessperson. Three principal directions of commercial activity were chosen: retailer, wholesaler, and industrial businessperson. The curriculum, which had in-class and vocational (industrial) components, was structured as follows: general educational, vocational education, in-class and practical training, and consultations and exams. Curriculum content included these topics: organization of bookkeeping, crediting, and taxation; basics of management; basics of marketing; commercial law; modern office equipment and business planning; foreign language for business; and culture of business activity. Content for industrial business clerks would also include basics of industrial production, science of commodities, and special courses: specialization by type of industry. In comparison with the German curriculum, the Russian one increased teaching time and redesigned syllabi in subjects due to principal differences in the economic mechanisms of Russia and Germany. (Appendixes include occupational information, comparative analysis of Russian to German curricula, and the syllabi). (YLB)
Descriptors: Clerical Workers, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Material Development, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Russia