ERIC Number: ED199409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
PACE. A Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship. Part I: Getting Ready to Become an Entrepreneur. Unit A: Nature of Small Business. Research and Development Series No. 194 A-1.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This three-part curriculum for entrepreneurship education is primarily for postsecondary level, including four-year colleges and adult education, but it can be adapted for special groups or vocational teacher education. The emphasis of the three instructional units in Part I is understanding businesses. Unit A focuses on defining small business. It provides information on standards used to identify small businesses, different types of small businesses, and their impact on the economic system. Other topics include scope and trends of small business, start-up costs, future outlook, causes of business success and failure, and tasks of the entrepreneur. Material is organized into three levels of learning which progress from simple to complex concepts: Exposure, Exploration, and Preparation/Adaptation. Each level contains preassessment; teaching/learning objectives; substantive information (questions in margins guide the students' reading); activities, including a postassessment; and a self-evaluation. Definitions of important terms are found at the beginning of the unit; a bibliography and listing of sources for further information are appended. The four-page instructor's guide contains the teaching/learning objectives, teaching/learning delivery suggestions, and pre/postassessment suggested responses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Competency Based Education, Costs, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standards, Units of Study
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 194 A-1, $6.25; Part I of set, RD 194 A1-A3, plus D: $18.00; Part II of set, RD 194 B1-B7, plus D: $35.00; Part III, RD 194 C1-C8, plus D: $40.00; entire set of eighteen documents, $70.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Entrepreneurs; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 028 152-169. Parts may not reproduce clearly.