O1 – The state of play report of each country
Language: English, media: internet (www.enter-info.eu), 1 consolidate report includes 4 national reports (CR, LV, AT, PT)
This intellectual output maps and analyses the situation in the area of entrepreneurship education in the countries involved in the project and supports the process of entrepreneurship education. The aim was to transfer the experiences to other members of the partnership. In preparing the national reports and analyses of policy, it is useful to maximize general background information and impact for the implementation of the entrepreneurship education.
Coordinator of this intellectual output BEFO developed working and research guidelines for the development and implementation of this output, included Questionnaire for teachers and trainers, Questionnaire for administrative staff, school principle and Questionnaire for Questionnaire for students. The methodological approach used to achieve the aims and objectives of the IO 1 were contextual framework of the survey, qualitative methods of data collection) and supporting documents and templates for data collection.
Each partner developed an analytic report according those guidelines, where provided general description of the VET in its country – VET position in educational system, acquisition of VET, length of VET studies, creation of qualifications in VET, labour market forecasting, linking VET with the labour market and detailed description of the VET in the country in EQF level 3.
The next step was qualitative research based on written surveys describing educational institution’s position (teachers / trainers, principle, administrative staff (~ 10 – 20 representatives) on the need for entrepreneurial skills and the practical existence and/or the establishment in training program.
The last step was developing of analysis of results, visual (tables, graphs if necessary) and descriptive analysis of conducted research data and conclusions, clear stated conclusions on all analysed results and research parts.
Teachers / trainers gained experiences from foreign partners of the project, which were reflected in other ways and habits characteristic of the country. They became familiar with the partner countries, the ways of doing business and entrepreneurial education. Part of the knowledge can be used in its activities in practice.
Coordinator of this activity – BEFO – evaluated partners’ reports, summarized them to one consolidated report. English text of the report was published at www.enter-info.eu in all language versions of the website.
Internal evaluation within each organization (ongoing) and at the partners meeting in Riga, LV, 4th April 2017 (final internal).
External evaluation within VET schools involved at the project (ongoing). Final external evaluation – at E6 Conference – Support of entrepreneurship education across Europe (26. 6. 2018, Prague, CR).
Transferability to other countries and EE system is high due to the fact of the divers systems in place in the partner countries; teachers also in other countries can learn from the analysis results and ways and habits in our countries. Having access to English documentation and online on the website, allows users to download/ read the material from outside our countries in Europe.
On the basis of this research a specific training programme as well as OER portal were created for teachers/trainers of secondary vocational schools, vocational schools and training centres in supporting entrepreneurship education.