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The many faces of entrepreneurship: a discursive battle for the school arena
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Teacher Education in Swedish and Social Sciences.
2009 (English)In: European Educational Research Journal (online), ISSN 1474-9041, Vol. 8, no 1, 104-116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools are concepts that are appearing more andmore frequently in local curricula for the compulsory nine-year school system in Sweden. Themeanings of the concepts of entrepreneurship and enterprise in schools vary, however. Over the lastfew years, the concept of entrepreneurship has started to appear in contexts other than economic ones,and economic authorities are now expressing a need for a widening of the concept of entrepreneurshipto include all sectors of society. This article further problematizes entrepreneurship and enterprise bydiscussing the following issues: the broader application of the perspective of entrepreneurship, theentrepreneurial perspective that focuses on a business orientation, and the enterprise perspectiveconcerning the development of an individual’s inherent abilities. The results show that teachers are stillwrestling with the contribution of entrepreneurship in school activities.

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2009. Vol. 8, no 1, 104-116 p.
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21712DOI: 10.2304/eerj.2009.8.1.104OAI: diva2:211655
Available from: 2009-04-16 Created: 2009-04-16 Last updated: 2012-01-11Bibliographically approved

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