ERIC Number: ED338899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Vocational Education/Entrepreneurship Match. ERIC Digest No. 118.
Lankard, Bettina A.
Instruction in small business development is particularly appropriate in vocational and career education. Vocational education teaches students job-specific and employability skills and provides opportunities to use them in work experience programs. The profile of the adult entrepreneur reflects characteristics attributed to vocational education students. Most entrepreneurs are action-oriented people and come from families where one or both parents have owned a business. Entrepreneurship education can be infused into vocational education to help students anticipate and respond to change and make them aware of self-employment as an option. Vocational education-business partnerships benefit entrepreneurship by providing a structure by which business can nurture business creation. Curricula to help students learn how to start and run successful businesses have been developed by Central High School, Louisville, Kentucky, and Ocean County Vocational Technical School in Toms River, New Jersey. Recommendations for curriculum and instruction include emphasis on business planning, computer applications, managing capital, marketing, accounting, and business management. Teacher inservice workshops to encourage infusion should be offered. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Corporate Support, Economic Opportunities, Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Vocational Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.