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ERIC Number: ED529170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 109
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Business Fundamentals. Program CIP: Business Fundamentals: 52.0101
Murdock, Ashleigh Barbee, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary career-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Business Fundamentals serves as the foundation for all Business Pathways. Courses in Business Fundamentals provide instruction in basic business skills and knowledge related to economic fundamentals, management, communications, finance, human relations, career development, ethics, and business etiquette. This document was developed according to national standards for business education, as prepared by the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS), 2000-02, developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); and the SCANS Competencies published by the U.S. Department of Labor, 1992. Appended are: (1) Suggested Rubrics and Checklist; (2) 21st Century Skills Standards; (3) Mississippi Academic Standards; (4) ACT College Readiness Standards; (5) National Industry Standards; and (6) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment