By Cathy Ashmore – Decades of research have shown that students are very interested in being their own bosses. In the ’90s, for example, a Kauffman Foundation study found that two-thirds of high school students wanted to become entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the same study found that more than 80% felt they had not learned anything about entrepreneurship in school.
In fact, over the past 30 years, I’ve discovered many barriers preventing teachers from effectively teaching entrepreneurship. In fact, it became obvious that educators at the local and state levels were themselves among the major barriers to providing experiences in business creation.
- Funding Has Been Paltry
- It’s Extremely Hard to Change the Curriculum
- Teachers Rarely Have Entrepreneurial Experience — or the Right Mindset
- Colleges See Entrepreneurship as Their Exclusive Territory
It is now widely accepted that effective entrepreneurship education must be built around real-world experiences, not textbooks. more> http://tinyurl.com/bpr76mk