ERIC Number: ED311237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Towards an "Enterprising" Culture. A Challenge for Education and Training. Educational Monograph No. 4.
This paper reports on an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) project that studied (1) how young people can be enabled to develop employment initiative and entrepreneurial skills as an important ingredient of their education and training and (2) what changes are needed in educational curricula and school practices designed to strengthen young people's capacity to assume responsibility and initiative when faced with changing labor markets and skill requirements. The report begins with a summary of the project, its main conclusions, and policy implications. The remainder of the report is in two parts. The first presents the different rationales for the recent interest in entrepreneurial skills and culture and the complex problems related to a definition of such concepts. Its main purpose is to clarify the issues and developments at stake and to point toward some principal policy implications if entrepreneurial skills and culture are to have an impact on mainstream education. The second part presents concrete examples from 13 OECD member countries in which different kinds of entrepreneurial skills programs have been launched. (KC)
Descriptors: Careers, Economic Opportunities, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Entrepreneurship, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Models, Postsecondary Education, Risk, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Japan; United States