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Railsback, Barbara; Hite, Nancy Groneman – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of business education at the secondary school level as perceived by three groups of people who have great impact on course offerings, student advisement, and teacher hiring decisions. Specifically, high school counselors, high school principals, and local board of education presidents in a…
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Secondary Education, Value Judgment
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Lewis, Darrell R.; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1991
Examines the postschool attainment effects of offering courses in typing and keyboarding as part of general education, using national survey data from the High School and Beyond data set. Regarding employability and earnings, society's investment in keyboarding instruction is money well spent. Taking high school keyboarding courses significantly…
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, General Education
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
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1994
Of 1,243 secondary students randomly assigned to treatments, the experimental group received keyboarding instruction plus basic English instruction 3 times per week for 8 weeks. They showed statistically significant achievement in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization when theory and practice were integrated. Keyboarding speed and…
Descriptors: English Instruction, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Business Education Forum, 1996
Results of a study of 1,025 high school students enrolled in an introductory keyboarding class suggest that teachers must be creative in identifying individualized skill-building/reinforcement activities. Business education teachers should emphasize basic English skills in the keyboarding classroom. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, English Instruction, High Schools
Okolo, Cynthia M.; And Others – Learning Disabilities Research, 1990
Eighteen learning-disabled high school students who were provided with seven hours of instruction in keyboarding skills made significant gains in keyboarding speed. There were no differential effects between drill-and-practice and game formats on skill acquisition and attitudes, but the game format had a detrimental effect on continuing…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Drills (Practice), High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Roby, Marita S. – 1997
This document contains the information required to deliver a 1-semester beginning keyboarding course designed to give high school students a basic understanding of the following: parts of a computer; keyboard functions; Windows 95; keypads; techniques for proofreading and formatting various documents; basic word processing features; capitalization…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business English, Competency Based Education, Computer Literacy
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
Dembo, Shirley – BEA Journal of Metropolitan New York, 1991
Describes an intergenerational studies program that focuses on increasing enrollment in business education courses by college-bound students, noncollege-bound students, and parents while imparting keyboarding, computer, and general business skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Intergenerational Programs, Parent Participation
Matthews, Doris B. – 1986
Research has shown that relaxation exercises produce physical changes in students. After relaxation exercises, students appear calmer, have reduced levels of anxiety, and are more responsive to instruction. In order to determine if relaxation exercises would improve the rate at which students learn keyboarding, a study was conducted in a South…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Computers, High Schools
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Danzig, Arnold; Aljarrah, Abdul – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
A survey of all students enrolled in computer courses at a Colorado high school during fall 1997 revealed positive perceptions of the courses' value. Students enrolled in desktop publishing and word processing courses were more satisfied with these courses than were those enrolled in literacy lab, vocational education, and keyboarding classes.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Computer Literacy, Computers, Courses
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Davison, Leslie J. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1990
One group of secondary keyboarding students was taught on typewriters and switched to microcomputers after six weeks, the other used microcomputers first, then typewriters. Using computers, students showed faster completion times and fewer typographical errors. Transfer from computers to typewriters slowed times and increased errors. Overall,…
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, High Schools, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers
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Maxam, Susan E.; Stocker, H. Robert – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 1993
In 18 beginning computer classes of middle and high school students, 409 pre- and postsemester keyboarding timings were taken. Significant differences in grades were related to developmental phase (those in cognitive or overlap phases had lower grades than those in associative phase--over 25 words per minute). Students showed significant progress…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for a one-credit course for students in high schools in Manitoba. The course is designed to provide students with mastery-level keyboarding skills, to develop a wide range of word processing techniques and to combine their skills and knowledge in producing mailable documents. The focus of the course is on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Educational Resources, Employment Potential
Godsey, Sherry B. – 2000
A teacher in a rural high school in East Tennessee observed that her high school advanced English students would readily agree to writing journal entries as long as they were allowed to use word processing software. In the past, students had bemoaned the daily ritual of journal writing using pencil and paper. The teacher wanted to find out if…
Descriptors: Action Research, Comparative Analysis, English Instruction, High Schools
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