ERIC Number: ED452897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Curriculum for Entrepreneurship Education: A Review. CELCEE Digest.
This digest discusses curricula for entrepreneurship education in K-12 and higher education and reviews a sampling of courses at each level. In the entrepreneurship curriculum, texts are aimed at giving only the necessary information, and worksheets are used to help students focus on how they would develop their own businesses. Students gain hands-on experience in creating a business in either a simulated environment or in the real marketplace. In elementary and middle schools, entrepreneurship is often integrated into curricula as a social studies unit; in high school, a business education unit. This digest lists several programs for the K-12 environment, including The New Youth Entrepreneur, PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship), and Own the Place. It also discusses curricula and specific programs for at-risk youth. In the higher education environment, university professors and community college instructors have developed a variety of curricula for entrepreneurship, covering such topics as: concept of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the value of entrepreneurship, building a business, developing an idea, and managing a business. Textbook sources for the college classroom are also presented. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education, Los Angeles, CA.