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Polkinghorne, Frederick W.; Bland, Zinna L. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
The contemporary workforce requires technical and reading skills (Shanahan & Shanahan, 2008; The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Society of Human Resource Management, 2006). Technical skills allow workers to perform specific workforce tasks, while reading skills are generally needed by…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary School Teachers, Reading Skills, Adolescents
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Bosco, Susan M.; Jervis, Kathryn J.; Harvey, Diane M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2009
Cooperative learning, defined as students working in teams or groups to accomplish an objective, has had a long history as a method of instruction. The use of teams as an instructional mode in colleges of business and related areas has increased due to the expectation in most organizations that workers can be effective in teams and groups.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods