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Developing Entrepreneurial Skills under the Current Conditions of the Educational System

Proceeding: 5th International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES)

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Page : 360-370

Keywords : Educational system; entrepreneurial skills; personality traits;

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Abstract

The key role of the educational system is to prepare individuals for their future work life. Sooner or later the pupils or students have to choose between employment and running their own business. The aim of the paper is to provide an insight into how the current primary educational system participates in developing the entrepreneurial skills which are needed, especially under conditions of regional disparities and unemployment problems. Design/methodology/approach: The research is based on an analysis of primary school documents and questioning pupils based on standard psychometrics. The most indispensable part of the research is the analysis of the relationship between the competence and skills declared in the school documentation to be developed and the true personal characteristics of the pupils. The sample contains pupils of the final classes in the selected primary schools.Findings: The research leads to the conclusion that the current primary educational system seems to be unsatisfactory with respect to developing the entrepreneurial skills of the individuals.Research/practical implications: The paper includes implications for school management. Developing entrepreneurial skills may be enhanced through adjusting teaching methods and the curriculum.Originality/value: The paper contains the specific research which contributes to the discussion of how primary schools should be adjusted to the requirements and options emanated from the real world.

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