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ERIC Number: ED504610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Enterprise Capability: Guidance for Schools
National Foundation for Educational Research
This document offers guidance to schools on how assessment can support enterprise education. It presents the interim findings from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) for the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) in secondary schools in England. Enterprise capability is the key outcome of enterprise education. Enterprise education aims to raise all young people's aspirations, improve their achievement in school and develop skills for higher education, employment and life after school. The DfES has defined enterprise capability as consisting of innovation, creativity, risk-management and risk-taking, and a can-do attitude and the drive to make ideas happen. This guidance document presents the interim findings of a research study carried out by the NFER on behalf of the DfES. The research team contacted 55 secondary schools to find out whether they had adopted or were planning to adopt any approaches to assessing enterprise capability; 37 of these schools were visited for more detailed investigation. Most of these were Business and Enterprise specialist schools, but the sample also included six other types of schools and one special school. Interviews were conducted with 59 staff across the 37 schools. The next stage of the study will involve visits to a selection of up to ten of the 37 schools, to investigate student and teacher views of the assessment process and to develop case studies of good practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research; Department for Education and Skills
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)