ERIC Number: ED473424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Career Activity File K-12: School-Based Enterprise.
School-Based Enterprises or SBEs provide work-based learning opportunities to students in communities lacking business and industry involvement. SBEs promote discovery learning and student responsibility in the learning process. They expose students to creative thinking, problem solving, planning and organizational skills, and teamwork. SBEs help young people become business creators rather than job seekers. In a 1994 Gallup poll, 7 out of 10 American high school students said they wanted to start their own business. However, the dilemma is that these students aren't getting the kind of education they need to do so. Approximately 85 percent of them indicated they believe it is important to receive entrepreneurship education. This document presents strategies that teachers can use to foster entrepreneurship education in their classrooms, and techniques offering ways of teaching and learning that are appropriate for entrepreneurship. Specific chapters address career awareness, exploration, and preparation for all educational levels and include lesson plans and sample activities. (GCP)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Creative Thinking, Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship, Job Skills, Leadership, Lesson Plans, Marketing, Marketing Education, Planning, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Activities, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Oklahoma Dept. of Career and Technology Education, Guidance Division, 1500 W. 7th Ave., Stillwater, OK 74074-4364. For full text: http://www.okcareertech.org/guidance/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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