ERIC Number: ED422497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Summary of the Status of Entrepreneurship Education.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
A survey of the state directors of vocational education was conducted to determine the current state of entrepreneurship education through vocational education in the United States. A total of 39 states and territories responded to the questionnaire about their involvement in entrepreneurship. Findings were as follows: entrepreneurship was part of the state plan for vocational education in 19 states; 22 states included entrepreneurship in their tech prep programs that provided for articulation between secondary and postsecondary programs; 28 states said entrepreneurship was going to be even more important as part of the school-to-work program in their state; 9 states indicated entrepreneurship was not part of the thinking of the state education department at the time; items needed by the states were information, curriculum, and teacher training; and marketing and business education were most frequently mentioned as the programs that infused entrepreneurship. Those states that saw entrepreneurship as an important part of their school-to-work program most often mentioned school-based enterprises as their major concept. States mentioned these recent entrepreneurship activities: development of standards for entrepreneurship; a state conference; curriculum design, development, or revision; partnerships with businesses; workshops; and teacher training. (A table summarizes state involvement in entrepreneurship.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: Prepared by the International Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.