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ERIC Number: ED133572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Small Business Management Volume IV: Final Report. An Adult Education Program. Development, Demonstration and Evaluation of Management Education Programs for Small Business Entrepreneurs, Including Minorities.
Persons, Edgar A.; Swanson, Gordon I.
The purpose of the small business management program is to help families improve the effectiveness of their business operation and enable them to reach family and business goals. Similar to a successful program in farm management education operational in Minnesota since 1952, the program includes classroom instruction, small group instruction, individual instruction, and instruction in business technologies. Accurate recordkeeping is incorporated at all instructional levels. The curriculum and procedures for the program were pilot tested in six locations: Three in area vocational-technical institutes in Minnesota and three in communities with large minority populations. The program for American Indians is located in Arizona, for Mexican Americans in Texas, and for Blacks in North Carolina. The final report describes the following phases of the project: Site selection and staff development, selection and use of advisory committees, curriculum development, evaluation, and dissemination activities. Appendixes comprising about half the document (72 pages) contain forms for use in implementing the program. These include cost study analysis for an annual report, the Norper test on profit maximizing principles in both English and Spanish, the Business Attitudinal Inventory in both English and Spanish, and supplementary forms in Spanish. (The instructor's guide, curriculum, and practice problems developed are in separate volumes.) (Author/RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Agricultural Education.; Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational Education.