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ERIC Number: EJ978066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Teaching Entrepreneurship in Vocational Education Viewed from the Regional and Field Perspectives
Jarvi, Taina
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v64 n3 p365-377 2012
Very little research has been conducted on the teaching of entrepreneurship, in particular in vocational education. Entrepreneurship is included in the national curriculum of many European countries, but there is concern over the competence of its teachers and their training in entrepreneurship (European Commission 2009, 14). This article explores entrepreneurship education from teachers' viewpoints eliciting their views on its aims, methods and content. The article investigates the planning behind entrepreneurship studies in a region of Northern Finland and is informed by a literature review of entrepreneurial learning and input from teachers. The analysis indicates that entrepreneurship education should be assessed and applied from the perspective of field and region. The study suggests how vocational field, region and entrepreneurial learning can be brought together when planning the content and methods of practical studies, for example in work-based learning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland