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Principle no. 10: Effective entrepreneurship education promotes entrepreneurship as a career choice amongst all the learners of a school.

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.

How does EWET go about it?


Career options open to Entrepreneurs EWET focuses specifically on career options open to entrepreneurs within the broader context of the Department of Educations general activities on career guidance. Three competency booklets called Entrepreneurship as a Career pitched at the basic (Grades 8 and 9), intermediate (Grade 10) and advanced (Grades 11 and 12) levels caters for this priority. Each booklet contains two activities (in-classroom) and a project (in YES clubs) to be facilitated by teachers and executed by learners. This forms part of EWETs Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) supplied to schools. The underlying principles are that: entrepreneurship represents one career option amongst many others; there are many career options within the field of entrepreneurship; and some of these options require further study, a clear message that academic achievement at school is important. EWET makes provision to support schools with entrepreneurship career days. The schools themselves decide on the format of the entrepreneurship career day. Examples are: a market day where students trade with the schools community normally for fund raising purposes; invitations to successful entrepreneurs to come and speak to learners; visits by learners to successful

businesses in operation; a day at the school allocated to their Youth Enterprise Society (YES) club members to advance entrepreneurship; etc. 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.