Entrepreneurship in Education: Past, Present, and Future|
Spring 2020 not offered
|Course Cluster: Education Studies Minor|
Entrepreneurship plays an increasingly important role in the American public education system. This course examines the historic roots of entrepreneurship in education, looking at both the business side of entrepreneurism and the more recent emergence of social entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the course examines the current debates in the United States about the engagement of business with education, addressing such concerns as the proper role of risk, profit motives, privatization, and neoliberalism. The New Orleans public school system will serve as a case study for investigation in this discussion. Students will better understand the entrepreneurial personality, the sources of innovation, and the promise and pitfalls of entrepreneurism in public K-12 schooling.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)
Leonard, J. (2013). Innovation in the schoolhouse: Entrepreneurial leadership in education. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Other articles will be provided in class.
|Examination and Assignments: |
There are three main assignments for this course.
Weekly reflections, to be shared online. Students will write short one-page reflections, based on the readings, and post them to a shared discussion board. Each student will be asked, in addition, to respond to two other postings on the board each week.
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