Using Enrichment Clusters in Out-of-School Entreprenuerial Education for Youth Empowerment
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The large youth population of developing countries need to be economically empowered to avoid poverty and social vices especially in view of the Millennium Development Goals. Nigerian Government and corporate bodies cannot provide all the employment needed. Youths will have to become self-employed entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, schools now do not provide the kind of entrepreneurial education they need. Even though the government has become aware of this need, it may take some time to re-fashion the education system, but out-of-school entrepreneurial education can be provided in youth camps immediately using enrichment clusters which has an added advantage of training youths in high-end learning. This study investigated the possibility of using enrichment clusters in a youth holiday camp to provide entrepreneurial education for youth employment. It used the bounded qualitative case study design to investigate four research questions. The subjects were 100 youths attending a holiday camp. The researcher’s role, setting, events, and processes are defined. Multiple data collection method was used. Triangulation and member checks helped to enhance reliability and validity. Data analysis was done simultaneously, sorting, organizing and cross checking the different sources of information. Authentic type 111 products and services related to entrepreneurial education emerged and were shared successfully. Recommendations were made for further study and applications.
About the Authors
Anthonia O. Uzuegbunam