Title: An approach to entrepreneurial culture and education in secondary school

Authors: Ricardo Hernandez Mogollon, Pilar Perez Rubio

Addresses: University of Extremadura, Av. de la Universidad s/n. 10071 Caceres, Spain. ' University of Extremadura, Av. de la Universidad s/n. 10071 Caceres, Spain

Abstract: Everyone agrees on the importance of entrepreneurship for the development of regions in which new businesses are started. Their contribution to the creation of new jobs, wealth and a new |life| for the region undoubtedly exists. However, it has become clearer that, business initiatives or certain aspects of business initiatives can be taught. The majority of statistical studies conclude that business initiatives can be encouraged by fomenting an entrepreneurial spirit in educational programmes at different levels of the educational system. In this paper, we reflect upon the importance of promoting entrepreneurial values in students at levels preceding the university level, a group that can influence the well-being of their communities while contributing to the reduction in poverty, and the sustainable, socio-economic development of their environment. The geographic area of study is Extremadura, a region of Spain.

Keywords: entrepreneurial culture; business activity; entrepreneurial spirit; education systems; secondary education; entrepreneurship education; business environment; educational programs; Spain; entrepreneurial values.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2010.031278

International Journal of Business Environment, 2010 Vol.3 No.1, pp.120 - 134

Published online: 27 Jan 2010 *

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