The business teacher education curriculum: identification and appraisal of skills and knowledges in selected areas of business administration



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Two of the most outstanding characteristics of the United States of America are its free enterprise system and its democratic form of government. A citizenry educated in the concepts of a free enterprise system and a democratic society is necessary for the successful continuation of these systems. A population of self-sufficient individuals who are educated for some profession, talent, or skill is also essential for the continuance of these systems. For the large segment of the population for which high school represents the termination of their formal education, the business courses constitute one of the major sources of their training. The teacher of these high school business courses must, therefore, be adequately prepared in order to develop skills, uncover talent, and engender self-sufficiency. [...]