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Entrepreneurship Education and Training in Higher Educational Institutions in Ghana

Smile Dzisi () and Franklin Odoom ()
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Smile Dzisi: Koforidua Technical University
Franklin Odoom: Koforidua Technical University

Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2017, vol. 15, issue 4, 436-452

Abstract: Abstract This study aims to evaluate entrepreneurship education and training in higher educational institutions in Ghana. The purpose is to come out with an innovative approach to teaching entrepreneurship. The mixed method research design was used to collect and analyze data from five out of ten polytechnics selected randomly. Chi-square analysis was used to explore the variables. The study revealed a continual usage of the traditional passive and the incremental teaching approach to entrepreneurship. This approach was observed to affect students’ ability to practically apply their knowledge and skills acquired through education and training. It is recommended that attention should be drawn to the globalized art of science of teaching and learning of entrepreneurship. To promote a strong educational system in teaching and learning of entrepreneurship, constant innovation should be encouraged. This would assist in producing competent graduates with employability skills.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship education; International Enterpreneurship; Innovative pedagogy; Higher educational institutions; sensibilisation à l’entrepreneuriat; à l’entrepreunariat International; pédagogie innovante; d’enseignement supérieur (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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