Alignment of Entrepreneurial Education within the Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum: Review of the Basic Education Curriculum Framework (Published)
Education plays a critical role in determining the level of entrepreneurial activities within an economy. Despite entrepreneurial education being offered at the tertiary level in many Kenyan universities, it does not result in the inculcation of an entrepreneurial culture among the young people as it is not taught at the primary and secondary levels of education. The Kenyan ministry of education is in the process of rolling out the competency based curriculum that focuses on key competencies. The study aimed to establish the extent to which entrepreneurial competencies are incorporated in the basic education curriculum framework. The study established that the curriculum incorporates the teaching of entrepreneurial competencies to learners; however, the instruction of entrepreneurial skills is subtle as it does not include the teaching of entrepreneurship as a subject area. This study recommends the explicit teaching of entrepreneurial education in the formative years of education.
Citation: Linda. N. Kimencu (2021) Alignment of Entrepreneurial Education within the Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum: Review of the Basic Education Curriculum Framework, European Journal of Training and Development Studies, Vol.8 No.2, pp.35-48