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11 PRINCIPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE IN THE PROVISION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION (EE) AT SCHOOL LEVEL: 1.

Clear definition of entrepreneurship includes: thinking, feeling and doing in practice - amongst all at secondary school. 2. School Entrepreneurship Education use quality classroom content across range of subjects, fit within curriculum statement. 3. Teachers involved follow innovative facilitation approaches to teaching. 4. Continuous teacher development takes place in field of EE." 5. "in-the-classroom entrepreneurship education theory is linked to the practicals there-off within extra-mural activities." 6. A culture of entrepreneurship created at school through engagement of all stakeholders - focus upon learner development. 7. Agreed aims & objectives by school's EE: measure achievement, direct efforts & new strategies. 8. Learner initiated & lead EE projects secure support from the school enhancing self-motivation. 9. Co-ownership of EE in the school illustrated - joint action involve staff, management, Department. 10.Learners of the school receive exposure to career options open to entrepreneurs" 11.School use effective outreach & networking strategies - integral to provision of EE. PRINCIPLES TRANSLATED INTO 11 ELEMENTS: 11 Principles operationalized into elements: To create a culture of entrepreneurship amongst the South African school attending youth require attention and action on 11 elements. Consensus amongst key researchers and policy makers determined that these 11 elements are core to the delivery of effective entrepreneurship education. Each element represents options for engagement. Please note that activities to address these elements further. (i) The first element entails the achievement of broad appreciation and support for the importance of what entrepreneur entails within a secondary school setting. A shared understanding amongst all relevant stakeholders is important as well as how it presents solutions to the challenges of youth unemployment and youth engagement. Within the overview of this proposal we presented Jeffry Timmonss definition. Just ask any student, teacher or education management person whom you know what an entrepreneur is? to see for yourself how important this element is. Emphasis here is on EE & YES Simama Ranta meaning, South African Youth strengthening the South African economy through their entrepreneurship. Impact pursued is on broad based entrepreneurial awareness towards the attainment of a culture of entrepreneurship. a.) Entrepreneurship Education (EE) Simama Ranta b.) Youth Enterprise Society (YES) Simama Ranta c.) Execute promotional activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 15 21 Nov 2012 d.) Sustain facebook group: Entrepreneurship Education South Africa http://www.facebook.com/home.php? sk=group_173117492735501#!/group.php?gid=107413179299892

(ii) A second element relates to the utilisation of good syllabi materials within the classroom. Emphasis here is on the Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) linked to the National Curriculum Statement (NCS). Core action: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced materials for classroom usage. (iii) An appropriate teaching approach to entrepreneurship education by teachers represents the third critical element. Emphasis is upon EWETs training of teachers in facilitation skills. Core action: Facilitation workshop for entrepreneurship education educators. (iv) The continuous training and development of teachers in the provision of entrepreneurship education is next. Emphasis is upon EWETs training of teachers in the delivery of entrepreneurship education. Core actions: a.) Youth Enterprise Society (YES) Advisor workshop for educators; b.) Small business training for educators; c.) Entrepreneurship Education Association for educators. (v) Learners who are learning about entrepreneurship within the classroom, need to practically apply the theory for entrepreneurship education to be effective. Emphasis here is on EWETs Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs which functions as experiential learning laboratories for youth entrepreneurship development. Core actions: a.) Sustain Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs. b.) Establish new Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs. (vi) Businesses, businesspeople, parents and all who care about learning and supporting students to become creators of jobs rather than job-seekers, need to engage as a community in the development of the entrepreneurial capability of our youth. Emphasis here is upon EWETs collaboration within the context of a Local Partner (LP) at local level. An important element of such capacity is a developed educator who is able to deliver EWETs core services within the community. Core action: a.) Local Partner host consisting of collaboration between business, community and government as EE partners within a specific location, b.) Local Partnership training / facilitation workshop, c.) Lead educator developed locally to render EWETs core services to schools. (vii) All entrepreneurship education efforts locally, at municipal _ or district _ or provincial _ and national level must be driven based upon clearly defined objectives for assessment, review and improvement purposes. Core action: Identified and agreed upon objectives (viii) Appropriate entrepreneurial related action initiated by a learner/s themselves must receive support to break the shackles of learned helplessness as manifested through blaming, entitlement, victimhoodsyndrome and related social ills. Emphasis is on youth leadership within the YES clubs together with the development of the youth entrepreneurship movement. Core actions: a.) Learner leadership within Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs;

b.) YES leadership for municipal, district, provincial and national levels. (ix) Critical to all efforts had been and remains EWETs work in close collaboration with the Department of Educations Basic Education. Core actions: a.) Working with individual schools; b.) working with district offices; c.) working with provincial offices; and d.) working with the national department. (x) all learners have to receive exposure to career options open to entrepreneurs as captured within EWET supplied competency material and project activities. Core action: a.) Entrepreneurship Education (YES) competency Entrepreneurship as a career. b.) Support entrepreneurship days at schools. (xi) core to effective entrepreneurship is an extended collaborative network as well as attention to address poverty and other social challenges as part of outreach to clearly illustrate how society at large benefit from the actions of entrepreneurs as an integral part of entrepreneurship. Emphasis here is upon such actions through YES clubs. Core actions: a.) Outreach by Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs; b.) Networking amongst Youth Enterprise Society (YES) clubs; c.) Youth Enterprise Society (YES) graduates Alumni Association. Compiled by: EWET Education With Enterprise Trust, not-for-profit: PO Box 150, Harrismith, Free State Province, South Africa your partner in youth entrepreneurship development.