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The role of the school in preparing school leavers for self-employment

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dc.contributor.advisor Pretorius, S.G. Mabunda, Nghenani Peter 2009-08-25T10:47:14Z 2009-08-25T10:47:14Z 2009-08-25T10:47:14Z 2002-11
dc.identifier.citation Mabunda, Nghenani Peter (2009) The role of the school in preparing school leavers for self-employment, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Tile research focuses on the role played by the school in preraring learners for self-employment. It seeks to establish the extent to which entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes are being promoted ai school thus equipping learners for ihe world of business once they leave school. The study is undertaken ag~i the background of very high mte of unemployment currently facing South Africa. A nmnber of factors, such as high population growth, globalisation and a variety of other socio-political circlUllStance have resulted in the shrinkage of job opportunities in the formal sector of the economy. The unemployment problem mostly affects the rural schoolleavers, among other groups, in the community. Small bu.'$ine.<Js development is generally seen as the most promising solution to the unemployment problem. Preparing learners for entrepreneurship is therefore the most serious challenge facing schools today. The school is required to deliver the kind of education that will make it possible for learners to start and develop their own businesses once they leave school. Hence the quest for education that is relevant to the needs and aspirations of society. A qualitative study undertaken with rural schoolleavers who own small businesses reveals that the school has not yet taken delibemte steps to tester entrepreneurship among learners thus preparing them for self-employment when they leave school. Again it bas been demonstrated that schools have great potential to inculcate entrepreneurial knowledge, attitudes and skills once they can start working in close co-operation with the community. A shift from traditional approaches to teaching and learning to the progressive (entrepreneurial) approaches can contribute greatly in producing learners who are ready fbr life as independent, creative and influencial business leaders of the future.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (214 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship en
dc.subject Entrepreneur en
dc.subject Relevant education en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship education en
dc.subject Self-employment en
dc.subject Curriculum 2005 en
dc.subject.ddc 373.12913
dc.subject.lcsh Entrepreneurship en
dc.subject.lcsh Dropouts -- Employment en
dc.title The role of the school in preparing school leavers for self-employment en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Educational Studies en D.Ed. (Comparative Education) en

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