ERIC Number: ED420792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Facilitating the School-to-Work Transition through Entrepreneurship: A Feasibility Analysis.
Vondracek, Fred W.; Schmitt-Rodermund, Eva
Encouragement of entrepreneurship, while being a viable method of addressing unemployment concerns, would contradict the usual educational establishment's initiatives of many industrialized nations, such as the School-to-Work Opportunities Act in the United States, which focus on creating an employee mentality. This paper discusses the ways in which young people face some obstacles to entrepreneurship, as well as some advantages. It also presents studies of successful entrepreneurs that show the following: they often come from families that are not autocratic; they were not particularly close to their parents; they are particularly intellectually open; and they are somewhat inclined to take risks. These findings, used in a culturally sensitive context, could be used to develop programs to increase the number of persons who see themselves as potential entrepreneurs. Some projects are targeting at-risk children for entrepreneurial nurturing. (25 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) (15th, Berne, Switzerland, July 1-4, 1998).