Citizenship, Enterprise and Learning

Harmonising Competing Educational Agendas

March 2007
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    6th March 2007
  • ISBN 9781858563817
  • Language English
  • Pages 168 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

This book is the first to explore the relationship between enterprise and citizenship education. It considers the renewed focus on values and democracy in education and the widening of the enterprise agenda in theoretical and practical terms. What is the relationship between enterprise education and "third way" politics and communitarianism? How can conceptualizations of enterprise education be made to engage pupils?

The book combines theoretical discussion with compelling research evidence from a Scottish-based study. Case studies of teachers’ practice and pupils’ perceptions illustrate the ways enterprise education can lend itself to the expression of citizenship and democracy in schools. The evidence indicates useful principles that can be applied to wider contexts.

The book will be essential reading for academics engaged in promoting and developing enterprise education and education for citizenship programs in initial teacher education courses. It will also interest teachers and student teachers, as well as the developers of curriculum policy.

Ross Deuchar

Ross Deuchar is Professor of Research in Education at University of the West of Scotland, and author of Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital,Citizenship, Enterprise and Learning: Harmonising Competing Educational Agendas and co-editor of the International Journal on School Disaffection.