A4 Conference proceedings

Head Teachers Managing Schools – Entrepreneurial Approach


Publication Details
Authors: Hämäläinen Minna
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Title of parent publication: ESU 2017 Conference and Doctoral Programme
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract

The implementation of entrepreneurship education
at schools is very much affected by how it is supported through resources,
time, expert assistance, cooperation with external stakeholders and so on. Entrepreneurship
education in schools is a systematic activity that can and should be managed
and developed by head teacher. School
management can, by its actions, influence whether entrepreneurship education is
implemented in school intentionally or by “accidentally”.

Unfortunately so far there is only limited
knowledge about the matters that affects head teachers’ activities and management
of entrepreneurship education. The aim of this paper is to study the matters
that affects head teachers’ activities and management of entrepreneurship
education. I will focus on entrepreneurship education practices on a school level, development
and assessment and more particularly
on their frequency and the factors behind them. The entrepreneurial culture and cooperation with networks will also be studied.

According to the results, some background
variables have an effect of principals’ activities and management of
entrepreneurship education. The results show that head teacher’s training in
entrepreneurship education can help to anticipate entrepreneurship education
activities in the school. Also the school level matters while head teachers’
work experience don´t predict their entrepreneurship education activities.


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