ERIC Number: ED211862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Synthesis of Field Test Findings.
Kaplan, Carol B.
A quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest, treatment group/control group design was used to test the effectiveness of 36 entrepreneurship modules. The field test design featured multiple replications at sites across the country. Participating students were enrolled in various types of secondary vocational schools and programs and experienced various instructional arrangements and methods of teaching. The field test was conducted under a variety of conditions. Several criteria were used in selecting sites at which to field test the modules. These criteria included (l) the site's interest in implementing the entrepreneurship modules; (2) sufficient enrollment so that a number of business-specific modules could be tested at each site; (3) willingness to meet evaluation design specifications; and (4) geographical location. The modules were used in both regular vocational instruction and in cooperative education classes. Both treatment and control groups had approximately equal proportions of males and females. At all sites, the modules were taught by regularly employed vocational instructors, and modules were taught as part of the regular classwork. A test with 30 multiple-choice items was used in the field test. Modules were found to be low in cost and teachers found them to be generally valuable and easy to use. (CT)
Descriptors: Business Education, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Evaluation, Field Tests, Learning Modules, Program Effectiveness, Reliability, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Validity, Vocational Education
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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.