Julija Melnikova, Jeļena Zaščerinska


Vocational teacher training is at the heart of vocational education. The search for modernization of vocational teacher training leads to the incorporation of entrepreneurship education into vocational teacher training. However, little attention has been given to the context analysis of entrepreneurship education in vocational teacher training. The research question is as follows: what is the context for entrepreneurship education in vocational teacher training? The aim of the research is to analyze the macro-level context of entrepreneurship education in vocational teacher training underpinning elaboration of a hypothesis on the promotion of the development of vocational teachers’ entrepreneurship key competence within vocational teacher training.

The present research involves a process of analysing the meaning of the key concepts entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, experience, competence, context and macro-level context. Moreover, the study demonstrates how the key concepts are related to the idea of “vocational teacher training”. Explorative research was employed. Interpretive research paradigm was used. The empirical study involved a focus group of five vocational education’s stakeholders from different European countries on September 23, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The findings of the research allow drawing the conclusions on the macro-level context of entrepreneurship education in vocational teacher training. Directions of further research are proposed.

KEYWORDS: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, experience, context, macro-level context, vocational teacher training, entrepreneurship key competence.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/atee.v2i0.939


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