ERIC Number: ED168453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Education: Entrepreneurial Development by Colleges and Universities. A Case Study of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.
The entrepreneurial development and experiential education environments of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, are described. The college-owned enterprises of the Boone Tavern Hotel and dining room, college farms and poultry, college laundry, college store, student craft industries, and the college press are discussed in terms of markets and marketing, permissions and protections, management and business services, financial aspects, facilities and materials, and schedules and staffing. The principal characteristics of experiential education, including forms of implementation, work arrangements and supervision, and outcomes, are discussed. It is concluded that the primary financial benefit to the college of the program results from the opportunities for student employment. Other financial benefits provided by the enterprises include helping the college become a closed economic system and the market return on investment which provides a modest profit for year-end June 1977. (SW)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Business, Business Skills, Career Development, Case Studies, College Stores, Colleges, Cooperative Education, Economic Opportunities, Educational Economics, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Farm Management, Food Service, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Newspapers, Student Employment, Work Experience Programs
Phelps-Stokes Fund, Suite 1100, 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. Office of Technical Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Phelps Stokes Fund, Washington, DC.