ERIC Number: ED211742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Entrepreneurship Training Components for Vocational Education. Summary Report.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
A project was conducted to create modules designed to assist students in their career planning and decision making by providing an overview of the potential rewards and typical problems of small business ownership and of the personal qualities needed for success. Thirty-five businesses were selected to form the basis for developing the business-specific modules. All modules followed a standard format and contained a student guide and a teacher guide. The entrepreneurship modules were aimed at secondary vocational students. A quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest, treatment group/control group design tested the effectiveness of the modules. The modules were field-tested at various sites and were taught by regularly employed vocational instructors. Use of the modules showed significant gains in students' knowledge of the skill areas necessary to start and operate a small business successfully. Dissemination of materials was accomplished through a series of vocational educator workshops at locations across the country. (This series also contains a handbook for module use, a final technical report, a resource guide, and the thirty-six modules and companion teacher guides.) (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.