Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities

Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities

by Frederick M. Hess, Kim Smith, Julie Landry Petersen, Paul Teske, Aimee Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1891792253

ISBN-13: 9781891792250

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Harvard Education Press


This lively and provocative book introduces this burgeoning field for readers concerned with K-12 education in the United States--and with efforts to reform and improve it.

Entrepreneurship has emerged in recent years as an unprecedented and influential force in U.S. K-12 education. Yet the topic has received surprisingly little serious or systematic attention.

Overview


This lively and provocative book introduces this burgeoning field for readers concerned with K-12 education in the United States--and with efforts to reform and improve it.

Entrepreneurship has emerged in recent years as an unprecedented and influential force in U.S. K-12 education. Yet the topic has received surprisingly little serious or systematic attention. Educational Entrepreneurship aims to fill this gap. This timely volume addresses a number of central questions: What is educational entrepreneurship and what does it look like? Who are the educational entrepreneurs and what motivates them? What tools do entrepreneurs need to be successful? What policies or practices enable or impede entrepreneurship? What would it mean to open up the education sector to more entrepreneurial activity?

An interesting and admirable range of contributors offers clusters of articles on the nature of educational entrepreneurship; the political, policy, and legal contexts that face educational entrepreneurs; various models of entrepreneurial activity; the role of for-profit organizations in K-12 education; and possible future directions for educational entrepreneurs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891792250
Publisher:
Harvard Education Press
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
914,888
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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