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Kahn, Jessica; And Others – Computing Teacher, 1990
Presents five articles that consider computer keyboarding instruction at the elementary school level. Highlights include keyboard familiarization techniques that do not require a computer; integrating keyboarding skills into the rest of the curriculum; and Type-Right, an inexpensive laptop computer dedicated to teaching keyboarding. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Wiseman, Gay – 2000
This master's research project gathered information to be used in the production of curriculum resources to support the teaching of touch-keyboarding in upper elementary classrooms. The project was undertaken on the premise that portable keyboards permit and necessitate a shift in instructional routines to foster student mastery of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology
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
National Business Education Association, Reston, VA. – 1992
Developed through a cooperative effort of many teachers and researchers, this guide is intended to supplement existing elementary and middle school materials on keyboarding. The guide contains sections that are designed for stand-alone use. Topics cover a wide range of strategies, including teaching special needs students. The U.S. Postal Service…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
Wetzel, Keith – Computing Teacher, 1985
Discusses need for development of keyboarding skills at the elementary school level; issues to be addressed when developing keyboarding curricula (criterion for competence, how much is necessary, time needed, who should teach and how); and program considerations (hardware, curriculum, principles of instruction, instructional periods, classroom or…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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
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
Arnston, Joyce; And Others – 1988
This model curriculum guide for a two-year postsecondary office occupations course is intended to define and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by office professionals to integrate the office resources of people and technology. The curriculum guide is organized in three sections. The introductory section describes the Professional…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Clerical Occupations, Clerical Workers, Course Content
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1991
Under the Idaho state system for curriculum development in vocational education, Technical Committees made up solely of industry personnel are responsible for drawing up task lists for each program. This curriculum guide contains a series of 27 modules that comprise the Idaho Program Standards for Business Systems Specialist. It begins with a…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bookkeeping, Business Correspondence, Clerical Occupations
Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL. – 1990
The Waubonsee Community College Comprehensive Development Plan in Office Skills served 208 students by assessment of basic skills and referral to appropriate programs or help with job skills and referral to employment during the 18-month grant period from December 1988 through June 30, 1990. The target population was minority women or economically…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Business English, Community Colleges