ERIC Number: ED231826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-27
Reference Count: 0
Speech Presented by T. H. Bell, U. S. Secretary of Education, at the Conference on Entrepreneurship Education (Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 1982).
Bell, T. H.
The federal role in the teaching of entrepreneurship skills development in the public schools is one of advocacy and leadership and one that will assist states and local education agencies to infuse and include entrepreneurship skills training into broad occupational program areas, career awareness, general training, and specific skills training. Besides exposing students to the history of underlying ideas and principles of the free enterprise system and entrepreneurship, it is vitally important to teach them specific entrepreneurial skills, such as self-organization. Other overlooked sources of entrepreneurial skills are books that have influenced the growth and development of the American economic system. The success of entrepreneurship and new ventures rests both on the general health of the economy and the nation's broader social climate. Important to successful entrepreneurship are the various levels of government favor or disfavor and a cooperative spirit between educational establishments and the needs of business entrepreneurs. Dramatic contributions have been made by the nation's entrepreneur high-technology companies, and the administration in turn has begun to respond by encouraging a substantial upgrading of mathematics and science instruction through block grants to the states. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.