ERIC Number: ED194716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-6
Reference Count: N/A
A Pilot Program to Provide Ownership Skills to Seniors in the Vocational Technical Schools and Other Educational Institutions, Year Two. Final Report.
Norwich Regional Vocational Technical School, CT.
Responding to a Small Business Administration statement that technical school graduates lack knowledge of business principles, the Norwich (Connecticut) Regional Vocational Technical School conducted a course in small business ownership/management for all of its seniors. The required course, a fifty-four-hour module, replaced one English, mathematics, and social studies class per week. The course focused on general educational skills which develop management skills. In addition, students had an opportunity to develop skills in problem solving, decision making, and management resources through simulated job experiences. Topics covered included choosing a small business; reason for business success and/or failure; business organization; location, layout, and physical facilities for a small business; financing a small business; business records, law, and insurance for the small business owner; personnel management; franchises; automation; and assistance of the small business owner. The business principles pilot program was rated overall as "very good," based on the results of the pretest, posttest, student evaluation questionnaire, graduate survey, curriculum materials, and research studies (included in the appendix). Review of the results shows that the program considerably broadened the students' knowledge of the job/business world. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Norwich Regional Vocational Technical School, CT.