Business education problems in Hampshire High School
Beals, Robert Charles
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One of the problems that faces a small high school is whether or not the school's curriculum meets the needs of its students and graduates. The business education teacher should consider this a problem of prime importance as the business curriculum is concerned with training students for their vocational life. This study shows how the Hampshire High School attempted to solve this problem. Hampshire, Illinois, is a rural community with a population of 950 and has a high school enrollment of 130 students. Hampshire is located fifteen miles west of Elgin, twenty miles east of DeKalb, and is approximately fifty miles northwest of Chicago. The town has few commercial jobs to offer high school graduates, and, therefore, many graduates seek employment in other communities. The school also has many graduates who enter colleges and business schools, and make farming a career.