ERIC Number: EJ695818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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What Is "Enterprise Education?" An Analysis of the Objectives and Methods of Enterprise Education Programmes in Four European Countries
Hytti, Ulla; O'Gorman, Colm
Education + Training, v46 n1 p11-23 2004
This paper explores what constitutes "enterprise education" in four European countries. It proposes a conceptual schema for capturing the various objectives of enterprise education programmes and initiatives. This conceptual schema is then used to categorise the objectives of 50 enterprise programmes from Austria, Finland, Ireland, and the UK. The paper reviews the teaching/learning methods used in these programmes. It discusses what factors are associated with "effective" enterprise education, illustrating the discussion with "best practice" from the programmes studied. The paper argues that in order to operate effective enterprise education programmes, policy makers and educators need a thorough understanding of the diverse and alternative aims and objectives of enterprise education interventions, of the alternative forms such interventions can take, and of the need to "train the trainers."
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Finland; Ireland; United Kingdom