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Blaszczynski, Carol; Green, Diana J. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2012
Employers seek employees who possess soft skills. Employees who do not have excellent soft skills may not experience success in obtaining and sustaining employment. McEwen's (2010) framework for skill-building--introduce, explain, practice, and reinforce--was used to describe activities for enhancing soft skills. Assessment of soft skills…
Descriptors: Business Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies
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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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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph; Shwom, Barbara – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2011
Most business communication classes teach students to use a writing process to compose effective documents. Students practice the process by applying it to various types of writing with various purposes-reports, presentations, bad news letters, persuasive memos, etc. However, unless students practice that process in other contexts outside of the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, Speech Communication, Writing Processes
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Snyder, Lisa Gueldenzoph – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
The emphasis on the importance of collaborative skill is evident at nearly all levels of education. In higher education, teamwork and group skills are critical elements in a business student's training. To be successful in the business world, students must be able to work well in teams. Group work can be a successful learning experience if…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Teamwork, Learning Experience, Team Training
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Roach-Duncan, Joy – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2010
In recent times experiential learning attempted to assist student development in almost every field. More specifically regarding business studies, instructors have used experiential learning projects in a variety of ways, depending upon the business function. The described learning project progression holds the potential to be useful to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Communication, Research Methodology, Experiential Learning
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Hazari, Sunil; Gaytan, Jorge; North, Alexa – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
In addition to the difficult task of identifying teaching methods that ensure student learning, the American educational system is facing significant challenges. Schools are struggling to maintain standards for high-quality teaching while trying to address the learning needs of students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The same struggle is…
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Accountability, Business Education, Limited English Speaking
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McCoy, Kathleen M.; Rader, Martha H. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
Despite the national, state, and local emphasis on academic progress and standards, the curricular needs of the 3 million highly talented and gifted youth in the U.S. generally have not been embraced as a priority. In many high schools, academically precocious students are expected to progress on their own. The Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mild Disabilities, Talent, Academic Achievement