ERIC Number: ED338873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programmes. Resource Book for Technical and Vocational Institutions.
Rao, T. V.; And Others
This resource book offers people involved in Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programs (ESDPs) in technical and vocational education and training institutions (curriculum developers, trainers, policymakers, and managers) tools to fashion a program that suits their specific environment. The two sections of the book are "Planning an ESPD" (chapters 1-4) and "Looking ahead to Implementation" (chapters 5-8). Chapter 1 discusses strategies for taking or responding to initiatives and offers guidelines for preparing a comprehensive proposal. Chapter 2 offers techniques for collecting basic information and promoting understanding of ESDP; it presents hints on setting up a design team, preparing a design plan, and preparing a budget. Chapter 3 contains guidelines for determining target groups and goals. Chapter 4 considers alternative structures and sequences of content. Chapter 5 offers guidelines on the possible range of ESDPs, a systematic outline of typical program content, and guidelines for selecting program content. Chapter 6 presents macro-level and institutional implementation strategies. Chapter 7 provides hints on incorporating an ESDP into the structure of technical institutions and administrative issues in accommodating and operating an ESDP. Chapter 8 contains strategies for monitoring and retracking, guidelines for evaluating and revising an ESDP, techniques for learner assessment, and points to note in an impact analysis. Appendixes provide samples of educational materials; case studies from India, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea; a list of 15 country case studies on ESDPs; and a list of institutions where the draft of this book was field tested. A 199-item bibliography is included. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).