ERIC Number: ED420274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Reengineering Elementary Accounting. Final Report.
California State Univ., Chico.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year project at California State University Chico (CSUC) to reengineer the 2-semester elementary accounting course. The new model emphasized, first, shifting from the traditional view of the preparer of accounting information to that of the user; second, forcing the student to adopt an active learning mode; and, third, developing problem-solving, interpersonal, and computer skills. During the 3-year period of the grant, approximately 2,700 students were exposed to the new curriculum at CSUC. Assessment data indicate that significant shifts in student attitudes occurred in the desired directions. Dissemination initiatives have resulted in seven schools committing to adapting the new curriculum to their institutional settings. Following an executive summary and a project overview, individual sections of the report describe the project's purpose, its background and origins, key elements and major features of the reengineered curriculum, project results, and a summary. Extensive appendices include sample serial cases, pre- and post-test attitude surveys, sample final exams, results of student exit interviews and questionnaires, and two papers about the project: "Re-engineering Elementary Accounting Education A Statement of Course Objectives and Subobjectives" (Curtis L. DeBerg and Richard B. Lea), and "Bridging Principles and Intermediate Accounting Using Electronic Spreadsheets" (Curtis L. DeBerg). (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.