Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a critical approach in the classroom

1st Edition

Karin Berglund, Karen Verduyn

Routledge
Published January 29, 2018
Reference - 270 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138213791 - CAT# Y290782
Series: Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research

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Summary

Within mainstream scholarship, it’s assumed without question that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education are desirable and positive economic activities. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches and political-philosophical perspectives, critical entrepreneurship studies has emerged to ask the questions which this assumption obscures.

Students of entrepreneurship need to understand why and how entrepreneurship is seen as a moral force which can solve social problems or protect the environment, or even to tackle political problems. It is time to evaluate how such contributions and insights have entered our classrooms. How much – if any – critical discussion and insight enters our classrooms? How do we change when students demand to be taught "how to do it", not to be critical or reflexive?

If educators are to bring alternative perspectives into the classroom, it will entail a new way of thinking. There is a need to share ideas and practical approaches, and that is what the contributions to this volume aim to do and to illuminate new ways forward in entrepreneurship education.

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