ERIC Number: ED318893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Primer on Entrepreneurial Education for Community Educators.
Horton, Diane, Comp.
This document is intended to help community educators decide whether to pursue an entrepreneurship program and how to organize the program. It includes a summary of various models and resources that exist. The first section reviews an 1988 survey conducted by the Center for Community Education and Economic Development, which showed a nationwide concern of community educators for increased involvement in local economic development programs. The second section examines several myths associated with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. The third section describes a program development process that includes selection of an advisory committee, identification of needs, curriculum selection, resource identification, funds acquisition, network formation, prestart-up evaluation, and commencement of the program. The fourth section describes a digest called "Resources for Entrepreneurship Education" and two curriculum models called "PEP" (Pre-Entrepreneurship Program) and "PACE" (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship). Suggestions are made for optimizing the curriculum. A bibliography includes 10 references, and the appendices contain two personality inventories; information on 3 entrepreneurship and business development programs for youth and 23 that focus on adults; information such as purposes, telephone numbers, and contact persons of organizations that provide resources in the form of assistance in planning, staff development, technical aid, and referrals; and a list of 85 publications, some of which are annotated. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration Education, Community Development, Community Education, Distributive Education, Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, High Schools, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Self Employment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Center for Community Education and Economic Development.