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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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Dupin-Bryant, Pamela A. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2008
Groups are a fundamental part of the business world. Yet, as companies continue to expand internationally, a major challenge lies in promoting effective communication among employees who work in varying time zones. Global expansion often requires group collaboration through computer systems. Computer-mediated groups lead to different communicative…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Group Structure, Communication Skills, Employees
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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