Implementation strategies for entrepreneurship skills education in secondary schools of Nangabo Sub-county, Uganda
This dissertation is about the Implementation Strategies for Entrepreneurship skills education in secondary schools of Nangabo sub-county in Uganda. The study was guided by four objectives, which were:, to establish whether the teachers of Entrepreneurship were oriented to teach the subject, to establish whether teachers of Entrepreneurship had the requisite instructional materials to teach the subject effectively, to establish the teaching strategies used by teachers of Entrepreneurship, and to establish the assessment strategies used by the teachers of Entrepreneurship The study took a qualitative approach with 30 respondents purposively sampled. Twenty six of these took part in the study. Self-administered questionnaires, interviews and observations were used to collect primary data. The study revealed and later concluded that, much as majority of teachers teaching Entrepreneurship were oriented to teach the subject, none of them had a formal training to teach Entrepreneurship at secondary school level. It also revealed that much as some teachers were oriented to teach Entrepreneurship, the orientation period was very short to help teachers effectively teach it. In addition to that, teachers of Entrepreneurship used textbooks, teacher guides, pamphlets, teaching syllabus, resource persons, study tours, teaching aids to teach Entrepreneurship. It was also found out that majority of teachers had inadequate instructional materials to use in teaching Entrepreneurship. At the same time, teachers never had adequate time to conduct field lessons. Added to the above, the study revealed that many teachers relied on oral questions and written exercises to assess their students in Entrepreneurship. It was therefore recommended that, teacher training institutions need to adopt Entrepreneurship as one of the teacher training subject area so as to produce fully qualified teachers of Entrepreneurship. There is need for the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to produce enough instructional materials and avail them on market. There is need to provide adequate teaching materials and facilitation together with orientation on how to use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to the teachers of Entrepreneurship, for effective teaching and learning to take place.