ERIC Number: ED205722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Entrepreneurship: A Senior High School Home Economics Career Exploration Unit.
Fanslow, Alyce M.; Compton, Cheryl W.
Entrepreneurship is a career option through which home economics teachers can challenge their students who have the independence, skills, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as small business owners. This unit was developed to assist home economics teachers in incorporating an entrepreneurial dimension into their programs. The unit contains 15 lessons with objectives, generalizations, and classroom activities. Each lesson is designed for a 50-minute class period; hence, about three weeks of class time are necessary to implement the unit. The lessons contain background information for teachers, in addition to student worksheets, student reference sheets, guest speaker guidesheets, vocabulary lists, and achievement tests. The materials may be duplicated for classroom use. Activities include case studies, field trips, readings, guest speakers, and class discussions. A small group format is suggested. The 15 units cover the following topics: nature of small business; goal setting; product determination; advertising; business location; business expenses and capital; banker visit; types of business organizations; financial management; business recordkeeping; customer and employee relations; small business owner visit; and self-evaluation of small business ownership. The last unit is an achievement test; possible assignments for make-up work also are given. (KC)
Descriptors: Advertising, Behavioral Objectives, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Distributive Education, High Schools, Home Economics, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Managerial Occupations, Marketing, Occupational Home Economics, Recordkeeping, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocabulary, Vocational Education
University Bookstore, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 ($6.70).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.