Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good

Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good

by Michael R. Sandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607093561

ISBN-13: 9781607093565

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

Social Entrepreneurship in Education chronicles the twenty-five-year history of entrepreneurs who responded to the call of A Nation at Risk and helped launch an education industry. It tells the story of these 'education entrepreneurs' and the lessons they learned, using entrepreneurial skills to tackle public problems and improve outcomes for millions of students.

Overview

Social Entrepreneurship in Education chronicles the twenty-five-year history of entrepreneurs who responded to the call of A Nation at Risk and helped launch an education industry. It tells the story of these 'education entrepreneurs' and the lessons they learned, using entrepreneurial skills to tackle public problems and improve outcomes for millions of students. This book demonstrates, firsthand, the importance of mentorship and profiles the individuals behind the businesses, highlighting the skills and characteristics that one must possess to successfully execute and operate enterprises in education. It reflects on the development of a burgeoning industry and illuminates the possibilities for applying a private sector mind-set to education. This book is fundamental for understanding the ins and outs of utilizing social entrepreneurship to improve education for American students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607093565
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Series:
New Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Energy and Persistence Conquer All Things Chapter 2 Bold Interventions Chapter 3 Breaking the Mold Chapter 4 Venturing into Education Chapter 5 The Journey and Challenges of Scale and Profitability Chapter 6 Mining the Gold Chapter 7 Boom, Bust, and Unforeseen Consequences Chapter 8 Building Sustainable Structure for the Education Industry Chapter 9 Education Entrepreneurs Responding to the Call Chapter 10 Epilogue

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