ERIC Number: ED164996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Vocational Education Program Development in Entrepreneurship. Evaluation Report.
Andrew, Dean C.
The overall purpose of this project was to expand the vocational education curriculum to provide adults with entrepreneurial competencies which will facilitate self-employment. More specifically, the project goals were to (1) develop and implement modules of instruction in entrepreneurship for adults in self-employment and potential entrepreneurs; (2) develop a staff development program for adult educators; (3) develop and implement a communication system which will provide more visibility to occupational training for adults; and (4) coordinate realistic training experiences in entrepreneurship. (Objectives are stated in performance terms in the narrative of the project.) Twelve modules were developed which adequately cover the entire spectrum of small business ownership. Content specialists developed technical content materials for the selected entrepreneurial modules. A selection of on-site teams pilot tested the materials. Staff development activities included three seminars and a two week workshop. The project culminated with self-contained instructional modules in the identified areas of entrepreneurship and media for maximizing vocational technical education for adults. Overall evaluation results indicated that the modules were successfully developed and widely accepted among state and local adult and vocational educators. (Evaluation design summary charts are appended.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Business Administration, Business Education, Curriculum Development, Entrepreneurship, Information Dissemination, Instructional Design, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Models, Objectives, Performance Criteria, Pilot Projects, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Systems Development, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Small Businesses
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