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Erthal, Margaret J. – Journal of Business Education, 1985
Describes results of a questionnaire concerning such questions as where is the first keyboarding/typing class taught, length of this class, what equipment is utilized, and what students in kindergarten through eighth grade are doing with microcomputers. The author then makes suggestions for improving the curriculum for keyboarding in elementary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Sormunen, Carolee – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Considers the change in attitude about teaching keyboarding in the elementary school and outlines objectives for an inservice workshop to train elementary school teachers to teach keyboarding for computer literacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers
Davis, Bobbye J.; Little, Mary – Journal of Business Education, 1984
Describes the keyboarding program at Nicholls State University in Louisiana for gifted and talented junior and senior high school students. Gives results of a questionnaire distributed to 93 students concerning favorite activities, scores of timed writings, uses for keyboarding skills, computer accessibility, and student and teacher assessment of…
Descriptors: Computers, Gifted, High School Students, Junior High School Students
D'Abrosca, Louis A.; Sink, Clay V. – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Business educators can use microcomputers to incorporate the basics of computer literacy into their courses. These competencies include data and word processing, text editing, keyboarding, file organization, and basic mathematics. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Literacy, High Schools, Microcomputers
Dickey-Olson, Patsy A. – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Recommends that business educators (1) make administrators aware of the importance of a keyboarding course, (2) sequence a microcomputer course directly after the typing course, and (3) teach the microcomputer course themselves. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Curriculum Development, Microcomputers
Spring, Marietta – Journal of Business Education, 1981
Discusses the importance of teaching word processing skills in office procedures courses. Elements of such a program include word processing equipment, machine dictation and transcription, keyboarding applications, copy processing, records management, and word processing simulation. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Job Skills, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education
Sherwood, Julie; Arnold, Kathy – Journal of Business Education, 1982
Five important office occupations areas are listed, including a description of the specific word processing objectives within each one. The areas include keyboarding skills, written communication skills, organizational skills, word processing concepts, and positive business attitudes. Also discusses curriculum plans for the future. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Correspondence, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development
Burford, Anna M. – Journal of Business Education, 1980
Defines the components of the office of the future: data processing, micrographics, optical character recognition, telecommunications, and word processing. Also discusses teacher responsibility, student preparation, future challenges, and teacher awareness. (CT)
Descriptors: Character Recognition, Data Processing, Futures (of Society), Office Machines