Entrepreneurship Awareness Education: An Example in an Elementry School
Issues of entrepreneurship and small business development have become increasingly important as the worldwide economy depends more and more on new firms for the production of the world's products and services and employment of the world's population. This research examines entrepreneurship awareness education in the elementary curriculum. An example of how entrepreneurship awareness can he introduced to elementary school students is described. The results of an assessment that sought to measure student knowledge of entrepreneurship and economics and constructs related to new venture creation prior to and following entrepreneurship and economics instruction are offered. Findings suggest that entrepreneurship instruction and parental role models may influence positive attitudes toward and an awareness of entrepreneurship at the elementary school level.
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