Improvement of non-governmental organization entrepreneurship in vocational schools: Turkey case

Soyşekerci S., Erturgut R.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.1849-1854 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.997
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1849-1854
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


NGOs, which show its presence as a third sector apart from public sector and private sector nowadays, carry a supporting mission which takes over the things that public and private sector can't accomplish. The focus interest of this study is the position of NGOs whose activities became considerably distinctive throughout the world. At student based universities, main parameter of NGO's entrepreneurship, which is based upon the idea of project development, is social entrepreneurship. As social entrepreneurship is not profit-minded like classic entrepreneurship, it is the starter of a business idea or a business plan against social matters. The environment framing the focus interest of study is created by the improvement of NGO's entrepreneurship at Vocational Schools in Turkey. From this point of view, it seems reasonable to gather the social entrepreneurships of pre-bachelor students such as project development, application, developing project idea, creating design units under the department like NGO. However, as there aren't any NGO departments at universities of Turkey, the situation is carried out by integrating into the other courses at other departments. Nowadays NGOs, which have a wide area of student employability after graduation, carry a great importance for creating a popular attraction. (C) Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.