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Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills

Creating and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Culture in Indian Schools


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

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About this book


This book presents an epistemological framework for integrating entrepreneurship education across the general school curriculum. It also explores how such education can be inclusive and integral to the objective, content, pedagogy and assessment practices for different stages of school education in general and the elementary stage in particular. It takes on board the development of entrepreneurial proficiencies through the use of narratives, arts and craft, work and life skills and home-community partnership. The precise aims of the book are to: (a) conceptualize entrepreneurship education in different stages of school education as an objective, an approach and as a specific subject; (b) promote the culture of entrepreneurship in the school system; (c) establish a methodology within which effective teaching-learning can be developed with respect to the extent to which entrepreneurial learning is considered to be an extracurricular activity or as an intrinsic part of school education; (d) integrate entrepreneurship education at the elementary stage, and its progression further on; and (e) identify behavioural outcomes validating entrepreneurship development in school education.


Behavioural outcome of entrepreneurship education Cultivating entrepreneurial abilities Curriculum design Developing entrepreneurial skills in children Entrepreneurial culture in school education Entrepreneurship education in school curriculum Experimental education in India Leadership and entrepreneurship education Pedagogy shifts in school education School education and life skills Stimulating innovation in children Teaching enterprise in children Teaching-learning paradigm for promoting entrepreneurship The entrepreneurial life skill Work-centered education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)New DelhiIndia

About the authors

Shipra Vaidya is Professor of commerce at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, India. She specializes in human resource management and entrepreneurship development. She is the author of Educational Reforms: New Trends and Innovations in Educational Development (2005) and Towards Effective Management (1996). In her recent work, she explores the epistemological framework of entrepreneurship narratives for schoolchildren. Her research mainly relates to promoting entrepreneurship education at different stages of school education in India. Her paper “Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills” was awarded Best Newcomer’s paper Award at the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference in Glasgow (Scotland) in 2007 and published in a volume by the National Institute of Education, Singapore in 2008. She has published research articles in the International Journal of Educational Research and Development; the SAARC Journal of Educational Research; Journal of Indian Education; and the Journal of Vocational Education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Developing Entrepreneurial Life Skills
  • Book Subtitle Creating and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Culture in Indian Schools
  • Authors Shipra Vaidya
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-1788-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-1789-3
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 105
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Early Childhood Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Sociology of Education
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