ERIC Number: ED211743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Development of Entrepreneurship Training Components for Vocational Education. Final Report.
Kaplan, Carol B.; McFarlane, Carolyn
A project was conducted to develop, field test, and disseminate a series of 36 entrepreneurship modules for use with secondary vocational students. Seventy-eight occupations were evaluated as potential areas for module development. After a review by the United States Department of Education, a final set of 35 businesses was identified. Based on a literature review, staff compiled a list of basic skills considered important for small business owners to possess. Also surveyed were various formats and types of learning activities. Module content was limited to "Start-up skills" and skills that are critical to small business success. The modules were written, edited, and field-tested. A resource guide and a handbook on module utilization were also developed. Field test sites were selected and evaluation instruments were developed. A test with 30 multiple-choice items was constructed and administered as a pretest and a posttest to both treatment and control groups. An end-of-module questionnaire also elicited suggestions from teachers on how modules could be revised and ways in which they could be taught. Pre- and posttests were then scored and analyzed. Dissemination workshops were held and project staff delivered papers at meetings and conventions. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Skills, Delivery Systems, Field Tests, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Program Content, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Entrepreneurship; Small Businesses
Note: For related documents see CE 031 026-101 and CE 031 324.