|ENTERPRISE EDUCATION INTERACTIVE WEB PORTAL|
Under the generic project name UDYOG SADHANA (Development Education Programmes) DEIS,
in collaboration with several national and international agencies, has experimented and researched Entrepreneurship
for unemployed youth during the period 1986 to 2000.
One of the learning points was that number of youth that can be alleviated from 'poverty' and 'unemployment' through conventional grass-root work is miniscule as compared to the larger number of 'unemployables' and 'unemployed' that are resulting from the current Human Development systems.
Hence, it was considered exigent to take entrepreneurship development to younger ages and to school level to achieve 'Poverty Prevention' through inculcation of 'Enterprise Aptitudes' as a part of the education.
For this purpose from 1999 onwards DEIS also
researched the ENTERPRISE EDUCATION at school level in countries
of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands.An important
outcome of the research is that in all these countries ENTERPRISE
EDUCATION commences as early as 5 years age of the child. And by
the time the child becomes a youth, he has already got 'experiential
learning' of running small enterprises either as an individual or
as a team. It is best , of course, if the ENTERPRISE EDUCATION is
a supplement to Vocational Education and/or usual curricular education.
It is not expected that every student who passes out of the school starts his own enterprise immediately, but this "skill set" like other basic skill sets of language , mathematics etc. remains with him to be utilized either as an 'intrapreneur' in his employment or as an 'entrepreneur' in his own enterprise at some point of life.
ENTERPRISE EDUCATION is like a basic literacy of the three R's of Read, Write and Numeric. Only the three R's of ENTERPRISE EDUCATION are slightly improvised to mean:
- First R is for ability to 'Read Minds' - minds of customers, peers, employees and others so as to harness them into a productive goal.
- Second R is for ability to 'Write Plans' - Plans of Marketing, Design, Production , Finance, Business etc.
- Third R is 'Numeric skills' for a profitable enterprise.
- His Excellency, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Hon. President
of India appreciated the EE research of DEIS in a personal audience
given to trustees on 1 st . February 2005. This has inspired DEIS
to continue its research for nation building and one of the offering
in this is web portal. Please visit this URL for details.
- Subsequently,the Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD,
Govt. of India, has accepted our ENTERPRISE EDUCATION FOR SECONDARY
STUDENTS as 'National Resource Material' and uploaded it on the
www.sakshat.ac.in.You may access this material as follows:
www.sakshat.ac.in --> MHRD SAKSHAT Home Page --> Educational Resources menu --> Roll over sub-menu --> study material --> click on Enterprise Education His Excellency , Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Hon. President of India inaugurated the MHRD portal on 30 October 2006 in New Delhi.
- Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Government of Maharashtra has formally accepted ENTERPRISE EDUCATION into its syllabus of a subject called 'Personality Development'.DEIS has written the curriculum and text Books for the 9th and 10th Standards and the teaching is expected to start from years 2007-2008 in all schools of Maharashtra.
- PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, National Council of Education Research and Training, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, have officially included the recommendations of DEIS into their 'GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF WORK EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN SCHOOLS' in November 2003.
- Under a UNDP-DST project the material was capsuled in 2003 in modules suitable for secondary/vocational level.
Currently a huge number of children , some
17 million or thereabout , enter the school going age every year
in India. The Human Development Education System prepares , very
well, a small number of youth with the skill set required for getting
employment in ORGANISED SECTOR. The latter provides employment for
only about 4 lakhs or thereabout per year.
One thing noticed is that over 75 % of those who enter school, as children ,tend to leave school by the time they reach Secondary/Higher Secondary level. These youth do not find employment in the 'Organised Sector' and also they remain clueless about alternative economic careers like self employment, small enterprise etc.
DEIS then made some preliminary analysis
of the Human Brain and its functions . It identified some areas
of Brain Function that need to be thoughtfully developed to make
the person have 'Enterprise Concepts and Skills'. DEIS also adapted
its international research and training and A 'Proposed HRD Efforts
in the country' was then drawn up as DEIS's wish.
Please visit these URL for graphic presentation of this:
The vision of Enterprise Education is to provide an opportunity for every school going child, to develop an enterprising mindset, as a component of the child's education so that it enhances his/her capability for understanding and undertaking eventually productive economic activities.
While there are many definitions possible,
a partial answer , for economic sectors , could be:
An enterprising person is one who recognises his own potential viz, the resources around him/her, and with an original approach adds value to the resources to convert them into products or services, for a profitable economic exchange. Enterprising persons are required in all walks of society.
Enterprise Education is required because:
- Enterprising young people are an asset to the nation.
- Through enterprise education, students and youth will develop alternative options of economic careers.
- Enterprise Education would enhance the personality of youth.
- Enterprise Education would prepare the young population to face economic uncertainties of life.
- Enterprise Education would give youth a positive outlook of life and a positive belief in them selves.
Based on the prestigious background, DEIS thought of improvising the Enterprise Education course materials.
Under a current project titled: Enterprise Education and Development Project in India, EEDPI, the learning experience of Udyog Sadhana of last 20 years is being main streamed.
Hence DEIS has decided to slowly develop ENTERPRISE EDUCATION for all levels.
- Primary Level,
- Upper Primary Level,
- Secondary/Vocational Level,
- College Level.
More importantly it was decided to make the Worksheets as interactive
and see how the window of opportunity provided by the MHRD through
SAKSHAT can be further widened so that people across the length
and breadth of India can be offered web-based coaching of ENTERPRISE
EDUCATION . The limitation that the first effort is in English
is noted. But it is expected that Teachers, Trainers , parents
will also avail of the Interactive Portal and then act as catalysts
to bring 'Enterprise Concepts and Skills' in their own families
It is hoped that other institutions, NGOs etc. will also find the portal useful and adapt the courses material into their regional languages.
The following is some of the international material referred for research and development of this Enterprise Education web portal :
- Education and Human Resources Development Systems in Different Countries from point of view of Enterprise Education
By: Brig. P. V. Gole (Retd.), AVSM, Chairman, DEIS and Pradeep Wagh , Secretary General , DEIS
A gist of the findings is available on website www.deispune.org under "Whats New" .
Copy available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent Material is developed and practiced in New Zealand under the auspices of ENTERPRISE NEW ZEALAND TRUST.
- Material from Durham University Business School, UK
( copies available with DEIS, Pune ):
- PRIMARY ENTERPRISE : A Primary School Approach to Enterprise Education
- ENTERPRISE : An educational Resource for 14-19 year olds.
- ENTERPRISE IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
- Website for research:
- Web-based Interactive Business Planner ( free access round the world) Of CANADIAN BUSINESS SERVICE CENTRE.
- Web-site of National Institute of Curriculum Development, The Netherlands.
- Web-site of JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT INTERNATIONAL, JAI, USA.
ADAF, New Zealand
Bank of Maharashtra, India
|CBSC, Canada||Web based Interactive Business Planner|
|C COM, New Zealand||Multimedia Training & EE system design|
|CORDAID, The Netherlands||Funding|
|DST, Govt. of India||Funding, EE in India (under the aegis of UNDP).|
|Dev Sanskruti V Vidyalya, India||Strategic Support|
|Enterprise New Zeland Trust||Training for EE in primary level.|
|ID College, The Netherlands||Web based courses|
|KRO TV, The Netherlands||
TV for entrepreneurship development.
|PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education||National Guidelines for EE in India.|
|SSC Board, Maharashtra||EE in schools in Maharashtra|
|SDG, The Netherlands||Technical insight for project monitoring.|
|SSPMS School, Pune||Pilot Programme in Primary schools.|
|SVI School, Mumbai||Pilot Programme in Upper primary schools.|
|Rao Saheb Patwardhan, Pune||Pilot Programme in SSC/HSC schools.|
|SRN & MBS College, Karnataka||Pilot Programme in College.|
- Dr. Pradeep Wagh, Secretary General, DEIS (Pune), International Research and content
- Mrs. Shaila Naik , content
- Prafulla Chickerur, Translations
- Shaikh Mukhtar Shafi, Multimedia Coordinator, DEIS (Pune)
- Dhiraj Laddha, Web/Graphic Designer
- Ravindra Chougule, Web Programmer
- Anand Phatak, Pioneer eSolutions, Software Engineer
- Mrs. Madhura Phatak, Activity designer
- Mayura Inamdar, Assistance
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