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ERIC Number: ED134827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minding Your Own Small Business. Final Report.
Athena Corp., Bethesda, MD.
Curriculum development efforts, pilot testing, and recommendations are described for a one-semester course on small business ownership and management at the secondary school level. The entire curriculum was developmentally tested on ten high school students. Revisions were made during and after each session based on student critiques and instructor observations. A pilot test of the curriculum was conducted in the fall of 1975 at a local area high school, which resulted in further revisions. Recommendations made include the following: (1) Implementation: This curriculum should be offered in secondary schools as part of general education programs, not exclusively as a "vocational" course, and preferably not limited to those interested in business or economics. It should be made available to all students, and its description in the course catalogues should make clear its generic nature. (2) Marketing: Given the interest in the curriculum expressed by State boards of education, directors of vocational programs, and secondary school teachers during curriculum development, it is recommended that marketing efforts be directed toward disseminating the curriculum rather than creating a demand for it. (3) Pilot testing: The pilot test conducted was not of sufficient size from which to generalize about the curriculum's effectiveness and usability. Further testing is recommended to establish its validity for widespread use. (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Athena Corp., Bethesda, MD.
Note: For related documents see CE 010 065-068