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ERIC Number: ED211743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Entrepreneurship Training Components for Vocational Education. Final Report.
Kaplan, Carol B.; McFarlane, Carolyn
A project was conducted to develop, field test, and disseminate a series of 36 entrepreneurship modules for use with secondary vocational students. Seventy-eight occupations were evaluated as potential areas for module development. After a review by the United States Department of Education, a final set of 35 businesses was identified. Based on a literature review, staff compiled a list of basic skills considered important for small business owners to possess. Also surveyed were various formats and types of learning activities. Module content was limited to "Start-up skills" and skills that are critical to small business success. The modules were written, edited, and field-tested. A resource guide and a handbook on module utilization were also developed. Field test sites were selected and evaluation instruments were developed. A test with 30 multiple-choice items was constructed and administered as a pretest and a posttest to both treatment and control groups. An end-of-module questionnaire also elicited suggestions from teachers on how modules could be revised and ways in which they could be taught. Pre- and posttests were then scored and analyzed. Dissemination workshops were held and project staff delivered papers at meetings and conventions. (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.