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ERIC Number: ED568757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-6125-0928-0
Educational Entrepreneurship Today
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; McShane, Michael Q., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
In "Educational Entrepreneurship Today", Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane assemble a diverse lineup of high-profile contributors to examine the contexts in which new initiatives in education are taking shape. They inquire into the impact of entrepreneurship on the larger field--including the development and deployment of new technologies--and analyze the incentives, barriers, opportunities, and tensions that support or constrain innovation. Over the past decade, entrepreneurship has moved from the periphery to the center of education reform. Policy measures, philanthropic support, and venture capital increasingly promote initiatives that drive innovation within and outside the traditional education sector. These initiatives have included spectacular successes, like Khan Academy, Teach For America, and Wireless Generation, as well as highly visible failures, like the InBloom data warehouse. "Educational Entrepreneurship Today" offers critical perspectives on the impact of entrepreneurship and also includes lessons from leading entrepreneurs, in which they use case studies drawn from their own experience to illustrate the realities of leading disruptive change in education and pose guiding questions for the next generation of innovators. In a time of increasing polarization around education policy, this timely, frank, and insightful volume shows how we can begin to create systems in which entrepreneurial ideas and fresh thinking are welcomed, constructively employed, and held accountable for the public good. This books contains: (1) Introduction (Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane); (2) From Generation to Generation: "Fifteen Years of Education Entrepreneurship" (Stacey Childress); (3) Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons: "How Policy Shapes Educational Entrepreneurship" (Ashley Jochim); (4) Tailwinds and Headwinds: "Unleashing Entrepreneurial Energy to Transform Education" (John Bailey); (5) Barbarians at the Gate?: "How Venture Finance Could Support Radical K-12 Innovation" (Dmitri Mehlhorn); (6) The View from Abroad: "Does American Education Suffer from a Deficit of Innovation?" (Marc S. Tucker); (7) But Does It Work?: "Evaluating the Fruits of Entrepreneurship" (Jon Fullerton); (8) A Matter of Practice: "Entrepreneurship in Teaching and Learning" (Elizabeth City); (9) Go Small or Go Home: "Innovation in Schooling" (Matt Candler); (10) Transparency, Authenticity, Civility: "The Prerequisites to Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Education" (John Katzman and Jillian Youngblood); (11) Ten for the Next Ten: "Lessons for the Next Decade" (Ross Baird and Daniel Lautzenheiser); (12) Conclusion: "Entrepreneurship and American Education" (Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education