Entrepreneurship in vocational education: a case study of the Brazilian context

Adriano Stadler, Anne M.J. Smith

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    Abstract

    Vocational entrepreneurship education is associated with specific techniques and teaching methods, including face-to-face student contact and knowledge alignment with labour market needs. The authors argue that entrepreneurship education provides particular benefits in different educational conditions and modes because it allows students to develop entrepreneurial behaviour for different vocations. This article presents the results of a study involving students enrolled on technical courses at a public institution in Brazil. The study investigates how vocational teaching and learning conditions, such as the entrepreneurial experience and profile of lecturers, affect students’ attitudes towards and perceptions of entrepreneurship education in a vocational teaching context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-89
    Number of pages9
    JournalIndustry and Higher Education
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    Early online date16 Mar 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

    Keywords

    • Brazil
    • vocational education
    • entrepeneurship

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