Entrepreneurship education practices in VET: The roles of the teacher and the local region
Keywords:entrepreneurship education, vocational teacher, vocational education and training (VET), teaching practices, region
This study focuses on entrepreneurship in vocational education and training (VET). Generally, teachers’ operations in entrepreneurship education (EE) have been researched widely from the perspective of teaching and working practices and pedagogy. However, there are only a few studies of EE from the VET teacher’s perspective. As a practice-oriented school, EE in VET is supposed to benefit from the hands-on experience of teachers as well as from the tight relationships with local businesses. The study applies quantitative methodology (n=795) and analyses the versatility of EE practices in VET and the roles that the teacher and the region play in determining EE practices. The findings indicate interesting new results especially on how the regional context influences practices. The research raises important topics for discussion concerning the teacher’s role in regional development.
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