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Fostering Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Primary and Secondary Education

Nareatha L. Studdard
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Published Online: 2014-05-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10212-011-0033-1


This paper focuses on the positives of introducing entrepreneurship education at the primary and secondary levels of education. Specifically, its central focus deals with building children’s entrepreneurial self-efficacy at a young age. Several benefits, of increasing self-efficacy at a young age, are outlined. Benefits, such as entrepreneurship training, not only train students but, it helps to prepare them for the new knowledge based economy. Further, entrepreneurship education should help increase the success and survival rates of women and minority entrepreneurs. Essential to this process, a new curriculum needs to be devised including its means of assessment. Lastly barriers to an entrepreneurship program are discussed; this includes financial, political and negative perceptions of entrepreneurship education.

Keywords : entreprenuership; entreprenuership education; entrepreneurial self-efficacy; education system


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Published Online: 2014-05-17

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Citation Information: Creative and Knowledge Society, ISSN (Online) 1338-5283, ISSN (Print) 1338-4465, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10212-011-0033-1.

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