Can Education for Sustainable Development Change Entrepreneurship Education to Deliver a Sustainable Future?

Journal article


Strachan, G. (2018). Can Education for Sustainable Development Change Entrepreneurship Education to Deliver a Sustainable Future? Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education. 9 (1), pp. 36-49.
AuthorsStrachan, G.
Abstract

An objective of the European Unionís Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is to address high levels of youth unemployment in Europe by promoting entrepreneurship. Implementing entrepreneurship education in schools, colleges and universities is one of three strategic interventions proposed by the Action Plan. Sustainable entrepreneurship is a recognised branch of the wider field of entrepreneurship and the literature on sustainable entrepreneurship sees it as a means of addressing some of the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. This article compares the pedagogical approaches and the competences of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) with those of entrepreneurship education to identify how ESD might influence entrepreneurship education in order to develop entrepreneurs that contribute to a sustainable future. This comparison is placed in the context of the broader debate on the need to transform the dominant neo-liberal economic systems as part of the precondition for achieving a more sustainable future.

Year2018
JournalDiscourse and Communication for Sustainable Education
Journal citation9 (1), pp. 36-49
PublisherDe Gruyter
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.2478/dcse-2018-0003
Publication dates
Print06 Jun 2018
Online12 Jun 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted15 Feb 2018
Deposited15 Nov 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND
File Access Level
Open
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