ERIC Number: ED331956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Entrepreneurship Training for Fulton County. Final Report.
This report describes a project that reviewed existing materials on all aspects of entrepreneurship likely to be encountered by independent business persons. In addition to the review of books, periodicals, and newspapers, the project interviewed successful Pennsylvania entrepreneurs. A curriculum guide was synthesized that was relevant to the problems of selecting and operating a financially successful small business. The curriculum/student manual that was developed is attached. This comprehensive guide to high school study of entrepreneurship consists of 11 units that are self-contained and may be used in any sequence and combination. It is suggested that the guide be used in conjunction with current issues of the "Wall Street Journal." Each unit consists of these components: competency objectives; sections with informational material, each followed by a review (brief student evaluation); entrepreneur case study followed by a review; list of student learning activities; and unit summary. Unit title are entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial motives; choosing a business location; predicting success; financing and sources of money; marketing and advertising; business ownership options; expanding with employers; product sales, writing a business plan; and recordkeeping and taxes. A glossary is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advertising, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, High Schools, Learning Activities, Marketing, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Fulton School District, McConnellsburg, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Fulton County)