ERIC Number: ED309007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Creating a Curricular Environment To Develop Entrepreneurial Skills in Today's Rural Schools: One District's Approach.
Helmer, Jean; And Others
Belle Fourche High School in South Dakota has developed a curriculum for an entrepreneurial approach to education. This paper contains the history of the school's adoption of this program, as well as course descriptions and standards. In 1988, Belle Fourche High School, Black Hills Special Services Cooperative, and the McREL (Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory) Foundation joined forces to redesign and modify the curriculum of the school to help revitalize its community, establishing an experimental, interdisciplinary, educational program that emphasizes entrepreneurial skills and their relationship to personal growth and to community development. This experimental program has: (1) developed a class which specifically addresses the need for entrepreneurial skills and provides real life experience in business planning, development, and management; (2) applied an entrepreneurial approach to classes across the curriculum; and (3) worked in partnership with community leaders to enhance community development. Course descriptions, objectives, and standards are outlined for the following courses: (1) Research and Development; (2) Advanced Creative Writing; (3) Historiography I and II; (4) Journalism; (5) Community Analysis; (6) Critical Thinking; (7) Business Planning, Development, and Management; and (8) Community Development. Student selection criteria and program accomplishments are included. Extensive references are given for use in the various courses. Forms for interviews and evaluations are included. (ALL)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Development, Community Study, Course Descriptions, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Entrepreneurship, High Schools, Historiography, Journalism, Learning Experience, Research and Development, Rural Schools
Belle Fourche High School, 1301 12th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717 ($5.00; $3.00 for quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: South Dakota