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Youth Entrepreneurship

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Is entrepreneurship education for teenagers absent or present in government and private schools?

Youth Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Education
DIRK JONKER
2 months ago

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Absent. However, there is change happening. Check out The Diamond Challenge at https://bit.ly/2Y03IzQ. Also, Inc. Magazine published an article in 2017 on the subject. https://bit.ly/2K9hRAt

Ironically, a fellow consultant here on Currnt, @michaelfruhling, is an adjunct professor at Ohio State University and teaches an entrepreneurship course called Venture Lab. However, this is at the collegiate level.

Vic Clesceri
2 months ago
Thanks for the insight Vic, it very much confirms my own research on the matter. - DIRK 2 months ago
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I agree with everyone - they are for the most part absent. I find that as an entrepreneur myself I spend some of my time helping teenagers explore the possibilities of what is available to them if this is something they want to pursue.

I have participated in "shark tank" exercises for a local high school that provides feedback to computer science students that are working to develop various applications. The feedback is to help guide them through more than just the programming of the app. It also focuses on all aspects of business development planning and the product lifecycle.

Scott Cook
2 months ago
Scott Cook Check out Ohio State University's Venture Lab a well. - Vic 2 months ago
Well noted Scott, thanks for the insight. Would be great to stay in touch with you. I am currenty doing research on this with Monarch School of Business. - DIRK 2 months ago
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Absent. I work with the Prince's Trust as a business mentor and this is often the first time young entrepreneurs get exposure to people with real business experience

David Cottrell
2 months ago
Thank you for the feedback David. I - DIRK 2 months ago
Ties up with my experience and probe to the validity of more exposure for teenagers to entrepreneurship. - DIRK 2 months ago
Keep it up dear,DIRK JONKER. You will only succeed and make other succeed in this project. - Bo 2 months ago
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Absent. It would be a timely initiative to include such courses in our school's curricula.. Specifically, high school students will benefit from courses on entrepreneurship and financial literacy, I believe.

Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
2 months ago
Thank you for this insight Dr. Hassan. - DIRK 2 months ago
Maybe only senior students can grasp sich a course. - Bo 2 months ago
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No, absent in our schools. Would be great if it is a mandatory course in high school curricula

Ali Qudrat
2 months ago
Can't agree m,ore Ali, confirms my research so far. - DIRK 2 months ago
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Great question! School edicaton should include such courses and society will definiltely benefit. Unfortunately, rigid rules of curricula chnage are the major obstacles in the way.

Bo Chen
2 months ago
Well noted Bo, thanks for your input. - DIRK 2 months ago

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