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Assessment of entrepreneurship education : a pilot study

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dc.contributor marius.pretorius@up.ac.za en_US
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, Marius
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T11:42:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T11:42:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Pretorius, M 2008, 'Assessment of entrepreneurship education: a pilot study', Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-20. [http://sajesbm.com/] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1015-3977
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/8825
dc.description.abstract Many institutions embark on entrepreneurship education, as ultimately start-ups benefit economic growth; but institutions unfortunately lack tools and benchmarks for assessing the quality of their programmes. The uniqueness of different programmes, however, does not allow meaningful comparative assessment between them, so this study applies an assessment model that gives feedback on a case study. An in-depth case-study application of the assessment model indicated the following: Programme context; Entrepreneurial knowledge and skills; Business knowledge and skills; Approaches; Business plan utilisation; and the Facilitator, as key constructs for evaluation. The assessment identified major shortcomings and strengths of the case under investigation. The article concludes that the assessment tool accurately measured outcomes of the programme despite its specific context, and that the programme covers the basic requirements for entrepreneurial education that are required by the literature. The assessment tool has general application value. Organisations like the Qualifications Authority could use the Entrepreneurship Education Assessment Model (EEAM) to ensure that service providers offer quality programmes. Assessors and educators would benefit from better understanding of how various constructs contribute to the successful delivery of entrepreneurship education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria & Academic Entrepreneurship Society of South Africa (AcES) en_US
dc.rights Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria & Academic Entrepreneurship Society of South Africa (AcES) en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurial education en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Economic impact en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Entrepreneurship -- Study and teaching en
dc.title Assessment of entrepreneurship education : a pilot study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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