February 19th, 2004, 09:11 AM
This is a topic for my assignment and I would greatly appreciate any helpful feedback, opinions, facts etc. Of course if the moderators or anyone else feel it is inappropriate I don't mind this topic being taken off.
The Government strategy papers states that 'Entrepreneurship and enterprise' are part of our education system from an early stage. How do you think this will affect our economy in the future, do you think enterprise is an essential part of the education system?
Any help would be brilliant, and no opinion is worthless.
February 21st, 2004, 01:35 PM
Any comments ????
February 24th, 2004, 06:48 PM
I think its worthwhile bringing this topic up again as I have received useful feedback thus far in the form of PM's.
Remember opinions count as well as facts and little bits of knowlege about the cuture in you countries regarding this would be great.
February 29th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Robbie, In the U.S. I would say that this would have been a true statement in the 1950 and 1960s. However in todays schools it is no longer taught. The only way to get it is through trade schools. 'Entrepreneurship and enterprise' seems to have dropped to the side in education. It used to be we taught or at least exposed the kids to classes that taught woodworking, electronics, metal fabrication, and auto shop. All of these would give a good basis for one going into business at a later time. Schools are no longer interested in this and it is few and far between to locate a school that teaches 'Entrepreneurship and enterprise'. Many of our students upon graduation are borderline illiterates. Hand in hand with this is not teaching ethics and values. This is demonstrated weekly in the States as various Corporations are caught with their hands in the till. There used to be clubs in our schools in which the kids would design, survey, build, and market a product. I haven't seen this in a long time.
March 1st, 2004, 07:46 AM
this question of yours had me doing some thinking and i would have to say that it would all depend on the school that you attend and what country/state you live in. our local school is a P-12 school in that it means that the student does from pre-school childs age 4yrs to year 12 childs age 17-18 yrs, at this school the students are tought that they have to decide what they want to do be it go on to uni or out to the work force if they decide that they want to go into the work force then their course of study is aimed to help them to achieve this by having the students work durning school time as well as doing their school lessons. these students are taught all aspects of business from the bottom up to management and every thing that working or running a business entails. they are looking that in the future that these students will run a small business on campas for 2 yrs and have the responsiblity of the running of the business with some guidence from their teachers, thus giving them the nessary skills to go out into the work force.
hope this will help you
March 2nd, 2004, 05:57 PM
Thanks for that useful feedback smokey and Chisum.
Its interesting to find out that it is no longer taught in the USA. Regarding Enterprise in the past how has it affected your countries economies and if enterprise teaching was increased via the education system what affect would this have on the economy. Do you feel that entrepreneur skills such as communication skill should be taught at an early stage or do you agree with the concept that entrepreneurs are born and not made.
Again any feedback would be great, thanks in advance.
March 3rd, 2004, 06:35 AM
on the news there was a story about a little girl who has started her own business at the tender age of i think they said 6 yrs old she has started a play friend for a set time for a set price so i would say that some children are just born to be the next leaders in either business or politics they see an optunity for a busness and go for it with some backing from their families so it could also be an enviroment thing as well. this little girl is making a go of her business and it is getting more popular as time goes on. hope this will help you in your studies
March 6th, 2004, 12:32 AM
By not teaching this the U.S. has lost many small businesses. This would include family farms. Everything begins to be a corporation. Communication skills need to be taught from the start. Also the basics of business. Ask a child to stand in front of a class to give a report and their is vapor lock. Many kids cannot even give change for a purchase.
March 6th, 2004, 08:41 AM
once again at our local schools the students are encouraged to stand in front of the class from preschool and talk about something be it show and tell or set assignments so i would say that communication skills are taught to our young ones. but once again these skills would be only taught in the schools that encourage this sort of thing.
March 24th, 2004, 09:02 AM
Hi all I want to thank everyone who via this messageboard and pm's to me helped me greatly on my assignment your contributions were both useful and helpful.
I am now onto my next assignment which involves creating a business plan and I was wondering if any of you know of any online sources where I can get information as to how to do this and possibly view sample business plans. I am particulary interested in the implementations/finance section and again any help would be great.