Title: What do teachers do when they do entrepreneurship education? …and How can we ask about it?

Authors: Karin Berglund, Carina Holmgren

Addresses: School of Business at Malardalen University, P.O. Box 883, SE-721 23 Vasteras, Sweden. ' Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research, SE-701 82 Orebro, Sweden

Abstract: In this paper, we take our point of departure in the research project |Entrepreneurship Education 2007| (EDU07), which focused on the earlier stages of the educational system as well as on what teachers do when they do entrepreneurship education. More specifically, the purpose here is to discuss the method – focus group interviews – applied in this research project and in what way it can, without putting words in the mouths of the respondents, answer the question: What is really being taught in entrepreneurship education? In addition to providing researchers with the research result, it is argued that focus-group interviews work as an arena for reflection and action.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education; focus group interviews; effectuation; entrepreneurship dilemmas; broadening entrepreneurship; arena for reflection; teaching.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.018301

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.354 - 372

Published online: 15 May 2008 *

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