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ERIC Number: EJ779205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Business Education Delphi Study of Future Directions for the Field
Lambrecht, Judith J.
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v49 n1 p15-25 Win 2007
Business education has a long history of growth, change, and development. Instruction "about" commercial practices and "for" business employment is fundamental to every known society, and the key question for contemporary societies, especially highly developed economies, is how business education can best be implemented, and by whom. Technological, demographic, and political changes now compel the field to assess its place in the context of a variety of educational institutions--public, private, and industry-based. The fundamental purposes of preparation "for" and "about" business need to be re-examined together with recognition of where such education is occurring and/or should occur. The relative placement of business education programs in high school, postsecondary, and business settings calls for re-affirmation of which purposes are being served in these various sites. Business educators need to become visible as responsive change agents in a time when so many demographic, economic, technological, and political forces are causing all educators to re-evaluate their work. Business educators need to work from within both institutional business education programs and their professional organizations to make their views known concerning crucial issues facing the profession. The research described in this article is an effort to ensure that the best data are available to decision makers in this time of change in education, in society, and in business education. As such, a three-stage Delphi study was carried out to assess the opinions of practicing teachers about future directions of the field. Members of The Agnew Group (TAG) have played a consistent role of responding as part of this study. Because of their experience and stature in the field of business education, their responses to the final, third stage of the Delphi study are reported here. The development of the Delphi study as a whole leading up to the third-stage questions is described first, followed by a report of TAG members' responses. (Contains 1 table.) [This article was produced by Delta Pi Epsilon.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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