International Entrepreneurship Education: Issues and Newness (Google eBook)

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Alain Fayolle, Heinz Klandt
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The importance of this volume is that it addresses the major pedagogical issues that inevitably arise in the context of entrepreneurship education. It represents a valuable source for those involved in the training and development of entrepreneurial skills and initiative. Economic Outlook and Business Review Can entrepreneurship be taught? Is it an art or a science? How is entrepreneurship learned? Another masterpiece by the European masters Fayolle and Klandt, this volume based on the 2003 Grenoble Conference will be useful for years to come, among educators and policymakers alike, especially those open to the emerging paradigm. Léo-Paul Dana, University of Canterbury, New Zealand This book discusses paradigmatic changes in the field of entrepreneurship education in response to economic, political and social needs, and the consequential need to reassess, redevelop and renew curricula and methods used in teaching entrepreneurship. Traditional and new questions and concerns are addressed, including: the development of business schools towards entrepreneurship education best-practice methods of learning and teaching entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom the design of effective teaching frameworks and tools the development of entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes in students teaching the design and launch of new businesses. The issue of assessing the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education is also raised. A theoretical and methodological framework is used to measure the impact and effectiveness of entrepreneurship education programmes on the attitudes and behaviours of students. Now more than ever, the book argues, research in the field of entrepreneurship education has to be encouraged and facilitated, and should drive the activity of entrepreneurship education providers. As such, this fascinating book aims to provide researchers, practitioners, teachers and advanced students engaged in the field of entrepreneurship with relevant and up-to-date insights into international research programmes in entrepreneurship education.
  

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Contents

new lenses for new practical and academic questions
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PART ONE Key Issues in Entrepreneurship Education
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dilemmas reflections and strategies
21
can business schools meet the challenge?
35
the role of business plan competitions
55
new approaches to evaluating entrepreneurship education
74
PART TWO About the Newness in Methodological Approaches to Teach Entrepreneurship
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6 The continental and AngloAmerican approaches to entrepreneurship education differences and bridges
93
a possibility for meaningful cooperation with worklife in internationalizing vocational education
155
innovations and strategies for the entrepreneurial classroom
168
PART THREE Diffusing and Promoting Entrepreneurial Culture and Developing Entrepreneurial Potential
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what are the educational factors?
191
a comparative study between Italy and Argentina
218
an extensive empirical study of students entrepreneurial preferences and intentions
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a study of French PhD students
263
15 Entrepreneurship education for the African informal sector
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7 Mentoring for entrepreneurs as an education intervention
112
8 Can you teach entrepreneurs to write their business plan? An empirical evaluation of business plan competitions
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