ERIC Number: ED393527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The New Youth Entrepreneur: Getting Ready for Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur? Who, Me? YESS! You. Module 1.
Kourilsky, Marilyn; And Others
The New Youth Entrepreneur curriculum is a series of 12 youth-oriented educational modules containing instructional materials, learning activities, and checkup exercises designed to teach students key elements of entrepreneurship. This document is the first module in the series, and introduces the concept of entrepreneurship by defining characteristics of entrepreneurs, examining ways in which students can become entrepreneurs, and highlighting the roles and contributions of entrepreneurs to society. Following introductory materials describing the module and characteristics of entrepreneurial people, the first section, "What Is an Entrepreneur?" presents activities designed to help students do the following: (1) define an entrepreneur and an entrepreneurial person; (2) understand how problems can be opportunities for entrepreneurs and why opportunities are so important for entrepreneurs; (3) understand how "wants" and "demands" create opportunities for entrepreneurs; (4) understand the key role of entrepreneurs in the development of the economy; and (5) identify the key steps involved in setting up an entrepreneurial venture. The second section, "Can You Be an Entrepreneur?" presents checkup exercises and activities designed to help students identify the entrepreneurial characteristics that they possess. Finally, a list is presented of the roles of entrepreneurs and their contributions to society. (CELCEE, an Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education) (MAB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Skills, Economic Opportunities, Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Free Enterprise System, Late Adolescents, Learning Activities, Risk, Self Employment, Small Businesses
EDTEC Education, Training, & Enterprise Center, Inc., 313 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.; Education, Training, and Enterprise Center, Inc., Camden, NJ.
Identifiers: Business Role
Note: For Modules 2-12, see JC 960 238-248.