ERIC Number: EJ723283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Paradoxes in Entrepreneurship Education: Chalk and Talk or Chalk and Cheese? A Case Approach
Hartshorn, Christina; Hannon, Paul D.
Education & Training, v47 n8-9 p616-627 2005
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present the challenges raised within a UK HEI between business and non-business educationalists engaged in the provision and integration of entrepreneurship education. Design/Methodology/Approach: Shows a single case experience with biology science undergraduates and educators at an English university. Findings: Clearly more institutions are making more entrepreneurship education offers to their students. Embedded within these offers are fundamental and diverse beliefs about the meaning of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Such differences create a number of key issues concerning what should be offered, where it should be positioned institutionally, to whom it should be offered and by whom, and how it should be delivered. Such issues relate to conceptual and philosophical challenges, design options, and institutional capacity and capability factors. Research Limitations/Implications: A single case approach is contextually bounded. However such contexts are likely to apply across other UK HEIs and hence the findings have relevance and utility. Practical Implications: There are numerous challenges faced by entrepreneurship educators and there is a need for enhancing learning from experiences and for exploring how the learning modes that are embedded within the practice offered within many entrepreneurship education activities are adopted. Originality/Value: No other published UK study has explored the relationships between educators across different disciplines in embedding entrepreneurship education with university students.
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Students, Biology, Foreign Countries, Business Education, Higher Education, College Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom