ERIC Number: ED193423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Business Opportunities Project of the National Committee on Household Employment. Final Report.
Turpeau, Anne B.
Objectives of a business opportunities project were to design, develop, test, and validate curriculum guides to be used by continuing and adult educators and others to encourage and assist low income women, especially minority women, to explore business ownership as a career option. A business opportunities workshop instructor's handbook (consisting of fourteen lessons and lesson plans) and a participant's workbook (consisting of activities, readings, and tests organized in thirteen lessons) were the final products of the project. These were developed in several steps: (1) collection of written materials on business ownership and women in business, (2) presentation of preliminary versions of the final products for validation at a small business development workshop for low income, minority women, (3) a survey of 300 women business owners, (4) a curriculum design workshop, and (5) a seven-week test workshop for working women (over half of them having annual incomes under eight thousand dollars and nearly half having less than a high school education). The workshop was evaluated by an independent evaluation group which found that project participants gained new knowledge of business ownership and management, undertook new learning activities, and formulated new career plans. (Project materials and the evaluation report are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: National Committee on Household Employment, Washington, DC.