ERIC Number: ED246213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-20
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)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Maine (Bangor)