Entrepreneurship Education

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Sources of evidence

Sources of evidence have been selected by the editorial group as being important documents influencing the development of Education for Entrepreneurship during the last fifteen years.
The systematic review of the area undertaken in 2006 (Pittaway & Cope, 2006) noted that Grey Material  including policy documents were beyond its scope  but such a review of such material could make be an important contribution to the area. 
We have attempted to consider such documents alongside the findings of the systematic review. 

Each document that was reviewed was summarised using the following structure:

  • Title, Description & Source
  • Aims
  • Key Findings
  • Focus
  • Authority and Credibility
  • Implications and Comments
  • Examples of Practice

The summaries were then subject to peer review within the editorial group.


Studies Included in the E.E. MESH.:

ECORYS UK Limited. (2011). Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers as a Critical Success Factor: A report on Teacher Education and Training to prepare teachers for the challenge of entrepreneurship education. Brussels: European Commission- DG Enterprise and Industry. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/promoting-entrepreneurship/f...

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. (2012). Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe: National Strategies, Curricula and Learning Outcomes. European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Brussels: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Retrieved from http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/...

Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General. (2005). Mini Companies in Secondary Education: Final Report of the Expert Group. Brussels: European Commission. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/promoting-entrepreneurship/e...

Entrepreneurship 2020 Unit. (2014). Entrepreneurship Education - A guide for Educators. Brusells: European Commission: Director- General for Enterprise and Industry. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/7465

European Commission. (2006). The Oslo Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education. Brussels: European Commission. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/files/support_measures/train...

McCoshan, A. (March 2010). Towards Greater Cooperation and Coherence in Entrepreneurship Education Report and Evaluation of the Pilot Action High Level Reflection Panels on Entrepreneurship. Brussels: European Commission. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/promoting-entrepreneurship/e...

OFSTED. (2011). Economics, Business and Enterprise Education, No. 100086. London: OFSTED. Retrieved from http://www.enterprisingyorkshire.co.uk/documents/uploads/Economics business and enterprise education.pdf

Pittaway, L., & Cope, J. (2006). Entrepreneurship Education: A Systematic Review of the Evidence Working Paper 002/2006. Sheffield University Management School, Enterprise and Regional Development Unit. London: National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship. Retrieved from http://gees.pbworks.com/f/entrepreneurshipeducation.pdf






 Berglund & Holmgren, 2007 The Introduction of Entrepreneurship in Contemporary Swedish Education Policy: Ugly duckling or Beautiful Swan? Conference: European Conference on Educational Research 2008, From Teaching to Learning, Gothenburg

Department for Children, Schools and Families. (2010, April). A Guide to Enterprise Education for Enterprise Co-ordinators Teachers and Leaders in Schools. Retrieved November 5, 2014, from National Archives: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/http://www.educ...

E.U. Commission (2006) Recommendation 2006/962/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on key competences for lifelong learning [Official Journal L 394 of 30.12.2006]. Brussels European Commission
URL accessed 02/03/2015

Gibb, A.,(1996) Entrepreneurship and small business management: Can we afford to neglect them in the twenty-first century business school?   British Journal of Management, 7(4), 309-321.

Heinonen & Poikkijoki (2006). An entrepreneurial-directed approach to entrepreneurship education: mission impossible? Journal of Management Development, 25(1)

Lucas, B. & Claxton, G. (2009) Wider Skills for Learning: What are they, how can they be cultivated, how can they be measured and why are they important for innovation? London: NESTA
Url accessed 02/03/2015 http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/wider_skills_for_learning_report.pdf

Ministry of Education Norway (2008) “See the opportunities and make them work” Strategy for Entrepreneurship in Education and Training,  Ministry of Education Oslo URL accessed 28/02/201

Pittaway, L. A., & Cope, J. P. (2007). Entrepreneurship education: a systematic review of the evidenceInternational Small Business Journal25(5), 479-510.

Redecker, C., Leis, M., Leendertse, M., Punie, Y., Gijsbers, G., Kirschner, P. Stoyanov, S. and Hoogveld, B. (2011) The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change. European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technological Studies EUR 24960 EN Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Url accessed 10/02/2015