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ERIC Number: ED366808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-15
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Mouse and the Elephant and Entrepreneurship Training.
Witter, Glen
The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Manila, the Philippines, a very small institution in terms of people and resources, has made a significant impact influencing numerous ministries of education to inculcate entrepreneurship training into technical/vocational education. The college has evolved an effective process for developing recognition of the need for a new subject and encouraging its adoption using a three-level approach. It consists of regional, subregional, and in-country workshops. The process results in a top-down introduction of the subject by developing endorsement, support, and commitment to implementation from the senior decision makers through to the practitioner level. The regional workshops are intended to establish the need for a topic at the most senior governmental levels. Senior executives from all member countries are invited to a workshop to explore the topic. Subregional workshops are attended by subordinates nominated by the senior executives. The objective is to gain commitment from the participants to implement new methodologies, in this instance, entrepreneurial curricula. At the request of the member country, the college will present an in-country workshop for key teachers and junior administrators to dispense curricular tips, training tools, and techniques. In the case of entrepreneurship training, the process has worked very well and surprisingly quickly. The experience of Bangladesh is a good case example. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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