ERIC Number: ED245060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Entrepreneurship Concepts for Minorities: Considerations for Vocational Education Personnel Developers.
Moody, Ferman B.
Vocational educators must find appropriate ways to provide quality entrepreneurship education and training programs for minority youth. A review of the major entrepreneurship education curriculum products that have been identified by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education's Comprehensive Dissemination and Utilization System reveals, however, that few of these products focus specifically on the factors and considerations that should be addressed by vocational educators when serving the needs of special populations. When providing entrepreneurship instruction for minority youth, vocational instructors should emphasize the contributions that members of minority groups have made when presenting the historical role of entrepreneurship in the economic growth and development of this country. In addition, instructors must stress the importance of "hard" and "smart" work in the successful operation of a small business and should provide exposure to successful entrepreneurship role models. Included among the other areas that should be stressed are the need to master basic skills and management competencies, the importance of establishing networks and coalitions, and the benefits to be obtained from working with the Office of Minority Business Development Agency (OMBDA). Finally, when providing entrepreneurship education, vocational instructors should address the traditional societal roadblocks that minorities face in becoming small business owners. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 4, 1984).