Fostering entrepreneurship through education: A handbook for teachers.
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly desirable activity in Europe and beyond, as it is widely considered to be the backbone of the economy. The European Commission has repeatedly stressed the importance of cultivating an entrepreneurial culture or mindset, as entrepreneurs who start up their own business are a major source of job creation, innovation and economic growth. Entrepreneurship - or more specifically, "a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship" - has recently been listed by the European Commission as one of the eight key competences for life. This Handbook for school teachers enables them to foster a culture of entrepreneurship through their teaching. It was developed in response to various calls by the European Commission to develop tool boxes of entrepreneurial teaching methods and effective teaching resources to foster entrepreneurship through education. It consists of almost 200 suggestions, activities and strategies for infusing entrepreneurship across the curriculum at all levels of compulsory education.