ERIC Number: ED255702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School's Model for Gifted and Talented Entrepreneurship Training Program, 1983-84. Final Report.
Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
A model was developed for a program that would meet the needs of vocational gifted and talented students while training an important member of the economic community--the entrepreneur. Research material concerning the identification and selection of gifted and talented students was reviewed, and criteria were developed for nomination of candidates for placement in the program. Appropriate instructional materials to introduce entrepreneurship skills to gifted and talented students were developed and located. Fifteen weekly meetings were scheduled, and a variety of instructional methods were used to present the entrepreneurship skills--how to open and manage a small business. Pretests and posttests were administered to treatment and control groups. Findings indicated that the program produced statistically significant achievement gains. Participating students found the program interesting, informative, and enjoyable. The most significant result of the program was development of criteria for identifying and selecting vocational gifted and talented students. (Appendixes, amounting to over two-thirds of the report, include instructor nomination form; student survey for candidate selection; candidate scoring criteria; core text with contents, overview, and goals; topical course outline; pretest/posttest with answer key; sample student handout; pretest/posttest results; and student evaluation of course.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.