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ERIC Number: ED279477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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School-Based Businesses in Georgia.
Gatewood, Elizabeth J.; DeLargy, Paul F.
A school-based business program in Georgia is attempting to broaden the education of high school students by making them more aware of the role of small business in the United States economy and the economic possibilities offered by entrepreneurship. Goals of school-based businesses are to create profit-making enterprises that meet unfilled needs of the community; provide employment opportunities to students; generate/attract income-producing opportunities to the community; provide a vehicle for entrepreneurial training and academic development; and have a positive impact on curriculum and other aspects of the educational system. Secondary school-based businesses started in Georgia are varied: day-care center, feeder pig operation, construction company, quick print shop, T-shirt printing shop, and sheep raising operation. A tourist train, tourist retail shop, and goat dairy are planned. A university export trading company has been incorporated. Success has been varied. Difficulties inherent in the concept include achieving adequate leadership to insure project success, gaining community support through avoidance of local business competition, gaining the crucial support of administrators unfamiliar with the concept, obtaining funding, and tailoring each school-based business to local needs. School-based enterprises hold promise as a model that provides academic experience while promoting entrepreneurship, self-employment, and small business development. (Author/NEC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Student Employment, Success, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia