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Curriculum management in TAFE colleges : a case study of Launceston College of TAFE, School of Commerce-Secretarial Studies introduction of commerce-secetarial new (1986) curriculum

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Frost, Janette C(Janette Claire) (1987) Curriculum management in TAFE colleges : a case study of Launceston College of TAFE, School of Commerce-Secretarial Studies introduction of commerce-secetarial new (1986) curriculum. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The School of Commerce/Secretarial Studies, Launceston College of
Technical and Further Education has been used to provide a case
study on the introduction of new (1986) commerce/secretarial
studies curriculum. A short history of commercial and secretarial
training with particular emphasis on Launceston college of TAFE is
outlined.
The study has focussed on the subject of Typing Stage 1 (new
curriculum) and Typewriting 1 (old curriculum) although other
subjects, communication and office skills, are also mentioned.
Observation of resistance to change and teachers' attitudes before
and after the introduction are studied, together with the identified
problems associated with the innovation.
A comparison of the old and new curriculum documents is
undertaken and differences in formatting, length and content
identified. Student results for the years 1985 and 1986 are
compared. Differences in marking the old examination system
compared to the new progressive assessment are highlighted. A
detailed description of the situation analysis in both 1985 and
1986 is documented which includes the courses for which a State
Certificate is issued on successful completion.
Developmental problems associated with writing the new
curriculum and the production of teaching/learning resources are
discussed, together with other difficulties associated with
curriculum development.

A comprehensive background to the advent of the new curriculum
is provided with a description of the development of the National
Common Core Curriculum to which each state TAFE authority had
an input in an attempt to provide a national basic standard
qualification for Secretarial & Administrative Studies - Level 1. A
detailed description of a survey of Tasmanian employers is given
which identifies major employers' needs which have been
accommodated in the new curriculum.
Finally some future predictions regarding the curriculum and the
direction of secretarial training and employment are made.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Launceston College of Technical and Further Education (Launceston, Tas..) School of Commerce-Secretarial Studies, Business education, Typewriting
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1988. Bibliography: leaves 92-93

Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 23:58
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:55
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