General Article Should enterprise education be introduced to the National Curriculum?

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We asked Enterprise Nation readers the question: Should enterprise education be introduced to the National Curriculum? writes Simon Wickes. 90 per cent of more than 200 voters said ‘Yes’. Clearly – among businesses, at least, there’s a strong appetite to see business skills and entrepreneurship become a part of every child’s education – or at least a developed option that could perhaps be run as an optional GCSE or A-level.

But how practical is it to make enterprise a National Curriculum subject? Is there any evidence that learning about enterprise at school actually increases the desire among young people to start their own business; or that it encourages them to take a more entrepreneurial attitude into the world of employment?

 

Is it feasible to make enterprise education part of the National Curriculum?

At present, enterprise education is recommended, rather than required. Successive governments have prom

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