SpringerBriefs in Education

Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills

Creating and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Culture in Indian Schools

Authors: vaidya, shipra

  • Focuses on the importance of entrepreneurship a life skill for individual social progress
  • Stresses uniquely the need to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking from childhood and to integrate entrepreneurship education across the school curriculum
  • Gives methodological analysis and case studies on how entrepreneurship education needs to be work-centred
  • Provides a ready-to-use experimental curriculum for practitioners and researchers interested in advancing entrepreneurship education
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About this book

This book presents an epistemological framework for integrating entrepreneurship education across the general school curriculum. It also explores how such education can be inclusive and integral to the objective, content, pedagogy and assessment practices for different stages of school education in general and the elementary stage in particular. It takes on board the development of entrepreneurial proficiencies through the use of narratives, arts and craft, work and life skills and home-community partnership. The precise aims of the book are to: (a) conceptualize entrepreneurship education in different stages of school education as an objective, an approach and as a specific subject; (b) promote the culture of entrepreneurship in the school system; (c) establish a methodology within which effective teaching-learning can be developed with respect to the extent to which entrepreneurial learning is considered to be an extracurricular activity or as an intrinsic part of school education; (d) integrate entrepreneurship education at the elementary stage, and its progression further on; and (e) identify behavioural outcomes validating entrepreneurship development in school education.

About the authors

Shipra Vaidya is Professor of commerce at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, India. She specializes in human resource management and entrepreneurship development. She is the author of Educational Reforms: New Trends and Innovations in Educational Development (2005) and Towards Effective Management (1996). In her recent work, she explores the epistemological framework of entrepreneurship narratives for schoolchildren. Her research mainly relates to promoting entrepreneurship education at different stages of school education in India. Her paper “Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills” was awarded Best Newcomer’s paper Award at the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference in Glasgow (Scotland) in 2007 and published in a volume by the National Institute of Education, Singapore in 2008. She has published research articles in the International Journal of Educational Research and Development; the SAARC Journal of Educational Research; Journal of Indian Education; and the Journal of Vocational Education.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Education for Life Skills in India: An Introduction

    Vaidya, Shipra

    Pages 1-14

  • Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

    Vaidya, Shipra

    Pages 15-35

  • Methodological Framework for Entrepreneurship Education

    Vaidya, Shipra

    Pages 37-51

  • Curriculum Design for Entrepreneurship Education: An Experimental Project

    Vaidya, Shipra

    Pages 53-64

  • Entrepreneurship Narratives for Children

    Vaidya, Shipra

    Pages 65-81

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1789-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1788-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills
Book Subtitle
Creating and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Culture in Indian Schools
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1789-3
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1789-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1788-6
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 105
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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