Combining entrepreneurship and web development for high school students: a pilot evaluation of the Startup Tech program and high school students' college and career aspirations


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The Startup Tech program is built around an innovative, applied curriculum that aims to teach creative problem-solving and technical skills in the context of developing and pitching a new web-based business idea. The curriculum encourages student learning in technical areas through practice in coding and web design. This pilot evaluation of Startup Tech assesses whether 12th-grade students in one New York City school experienced either improved self-efficacy or changes in their college and career plans during the year in which they were in the program. For the most part, the authors did...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Secondary education; Technology; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Evaluation; Industry

Keywords: Career exploration; Career awareness; Problem solving skill; Educational program; Program evaluation; Aspirations; Entrepreneurship

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Santa Monica, California: RAND Corporation, 2017

Physical description: ix, 34 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Benjamin K. Master, David Schulker, Geoffrey Grimm, Lea Xenakis

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 127.901

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