ERIC Number: ED538405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Students, Nation Can Benefit from Entrepreneurial Education--New Report
Education Partnerships, Inc.
A new report on entrepreneurship education calls for far greater attention to this curriculum just as the county is plunging deeper into economic challenges. "This disconnect between what employers want and what your youth bring to the table has major economic consequences," reads the Youth Entrepreneurship Education in America: A Policymaker's Action Guide, produced by the Aspen Institute Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Group (YES). While recommendations are aimed at policymakers, public school principals are likely to hear about the proposals and may be asked to respond to them. The goal of the group publishing the report is to "ensure that each graduate from a high school that serves in a low-income community has educational opportunities to explore his or her entrepreneurial potential." It notes that entrepreneurial education programs are available in some school systems, but they don't reach "most American youth." A major focus of the report is creating greater engagement of students in their school work. A first step is introducing new curricula and teaching methods that show a connection between the classroom and work, the authors contend. Secondly, there needs to be better support systems for students who are struggling, according to the report. Thirdly, the school climate must reflect rigorous academics, effective relationships with the community, and relevancy throughout the curriculum.
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Youth, Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurship, Learner Engagement, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)