Entrepreneurial Education: A Tool for Empowering Youth

  • S Ilayaraja Research Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • SKG Ganesh Professor, Crescent Business School, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Vandalur, Chennai
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Creative Freedoms, Higher Self Esteem, Control over Own Lives, Lifelong Learning Process and Performance Indicators


Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. As a result, many experienced business people political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale. It is with this in mind that the National Standards for Entrepreneurship Education were developed: to prepare youth and adults to succeed in an entrepreneurial economy. Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process, starting as early as elementary school and progressing through all levels of education, including adult education. The Standards and their supporting Performance Indicators is  a framework for teachers to use in building appropriate objectives, learning activities, and assessments for their target audience. Using this framework, students will have: progressively more challenging educational activities; experiences that will enable them to develop the insight needed to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities; and the expertise to successfully start and manage their own businesses to take advantage of these opportunities.

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Ilayaraja, S., & Ganesh, S. (2014). Entrepreneurial Education: A Tool for Empowering Youth. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2(4), 24-37. Retrieved from https://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2832