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ERIC Number: EJ850396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform
Beckman, Gary D.; Cherwitz, Richard A.
Planning for Higher Education, v37 n4 p27-36 Jul-Sep 2009
Our position in this article is that "intellectual entrepreneurship" provides an intellectually authentic philosophical foundation that can sustain cross-campus and interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education. Drawing upon initiatives begun at The University of Texas at Austin, we document how intellectual entrepreneurship educates "citizen-scholars" by leveraging the knowledge assets contained within university. We demonstrate how to empower faculty and students to become change agents--both on campus and within communities. Anchored to the rich humanistic traditions of the university, intellectual entrepreneurship harnesses the core philosophy of Western education to transform the master-apprentice-entitlement paradigm into one of discovery, ownership, accountability, collaboration, and action. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas