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ERIC Number: ED246213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-20
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Maine's Exemplary Project in Entrepreneurship Education. An Experimental Pilot Program in Vocational Education Conducted at Two Sites on Two Levels.
Kydd, Loring S.; Southworth, Warren D.
A pilot project was conducted in Bangor, Maine, to develop an entrepreneurship course and test it with secondary and postsecondary students. Following development of a plan and formation of an advisory committee composed of local entrepreneurs, bankers, representatives of economic development agencies, and legislators, a director was hired to coordinate the project, teach the classes, develop relationships with related agencies, and generate funding. A total of 90 secondary and postsecondary students participated in the once-weekly courses. Evaluation of the pilot course showed that entrepreneurial characteristics exist among a broad and diverse student body of all ages; that these characteristics can best be identified among vocational students who have strong career interests; that the students were satisfied with the course, that the use of outside speakers was effective; that cooperation with the economic development community was valuable; that additional funding was needed; and that the project definitely should be continued. Recommendations for changes included the development of more and better text materials and expansion of the program to twice a week. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Maine (Bangor)