ERIC Number: ED480000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-7
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Youth Action Council on Sustainable Innovation (YACSI) Report: Making Innovation Sustainable Among Youth in Canada.
A study surveyed 241 high-achieving youth aged 15-25 regarding how innovation can be made sustainable among youth in Canada. Results were insightful and pointed to actionable steps for the Youth Action Council for Sustainable Innovation and the federal government. Findings indicated the following: youth can be more innovative if they have the right environment and the right tools; innovation has a broad range of meanings, and youth think about innovation in broad terms; young innovators/entrepreneurs believe that access to capital remains a barrier to innovation; youth believe there is a lack of information/databases on the subject of innovation; youth want more opportunities for mentorship and cooperative entrepreneurship programs in Canada; Canada's most innovative youth are highly mobile; the educational system suppresses innovation in youth; youth point to the need for multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, innovation, and community building; a broad array of factors contributes to making someone innovative, many of which fall outside the boundaries of the core educational curriculum; youth regard an innovative person as strong in soft skills; youth feel strongly that development of human capital is the cornerstone of developing innovation skills; and focusing efforts on children is most likely to instill innovation skills that will last a lifetime. (Exhibits include methodology and focus group materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Adult Education, Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Force Development, Mentors, Research and Development, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Young Adults, Youth, Youth Leaders, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.innovationstrategy.gc.ca/cmb/innovation.nsf/SectorRepo rts/YACSI.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada