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Change is in the grassroots. The use of effectuation to enable school development in Icelandic compulsory schools

Barkarson, Styrmir LU and Mauritzon, Ingela LU (2016) ENTN19 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
In 2011, Icelandic compulsory schools introduced a new national curriculum. Its purpose was to enable a more competencies-based school system where focus would be on independence and initiative. One of the main changes in the curriculum was the introduction of entrepreneurship as a core competency. Similar changes have taken place elsewhere in Europe and there are indications that comparable development is occurring and will continue to occur globally. The purpose of this paper is to provide a deeper understanding of the implementation phase of entrepreneurial education by examining how compulsory school teachers and administrators implement entrepreneurship education. Using an inductive approach, we interviewed 13 teachers,... (More)
In 2011, Icelandic compulsory schools introduced a new national curriculum. Its purpose was to enable a more competencies-based school system where focus would be on independence and initiative. One of the main changes in the curriculum was the introduction of entrepreneurship as a core competency. Similar changes have taken place elsewhere in Europe and there are indications that comparable development is occurring and will continue to occur globally. The purpose of this paper is to provide a deeper understanding of the implementation phase of entrepreneurial education by examining how compulsory school teachers and administrators implement entrepreneurship education. Using an inductive approach, we interviewed 13 teachers, administrators, and policy makers through semi-structured interviews. We found that the implementation of entrepreneurship education is held back by lack of understanding and resources as well as rigid constraints of the conventional school system and standardization. However, teachers and administrators are motivated to implement entrepreneurship education in order to drive societal change and they adopt effectuation to do so. (Less)
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Barkarson, Styrmir LU and Mauritzon, Ingela LU
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ENTN19 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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entrepreneurship education, compulsory school, school development, school reform, effectuation, public policy, public management
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English
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8881131
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2016-06-17 17:06:22
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  abstract     = {In 2011, Icelandic compulsory schools introduced a new national curriculum. Its purpose was to enable a more competencies-based school system where focus would be on independence and initiative. One of the main changes in the curriculum was the introduction of entrepreneurship as a core competency. Similar changes have taken place elsewhere in Europe and there are indications that comparable development is occurring and will continue to occur globally. The purpose of this paper is to provide a deeper understanding of the implementation phase of entrepreneurial education by examining how compulsory school teachers and administrators implement entrepreneurship education. Using an inductive approach, we interviewed 13 teachers, administrators, and policy makers through semi-structured interviews. We found that the implementation of entrepreneurship education is held back by lack of understanding and resources as well as rigid constraints of the conventional school system and standardization. However, teachers and administrators are motivated to implement entrepreneurship education in order to drive societal change and they adopt effectuation to do so.},
  author       = {Barkarson, Styrmir and Mauritzon, Ingela},
  keyword      = {entrepreneurship education,compulsory school,school development,school reform,effectuation,public policy,public management},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Change is in the grassroots. The use of effectuation to enable school development in Icelandic compulsory schools},
  year         = {2016},
}