96 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2009
Date Written: March 1, 2008
As advocates for social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship education throughout our careers, we have gathered a plethora of resources for both faculty new to the field of social entrepreneurship and seasoned veterans who blazed the trail in the early twenty first century. The first version of the Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook was published in January 2004 and included twenty schools actively teaching social entrepreneurship courses. The expanded version is a culmination of the Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook prepared in partnership with Ashoka's Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship. Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka said we are at a tipping point in social entrepreneurship. The growth of the sector now includes over 350 professors who are actively teaching or researching in social \entrepreneurship from more than 35 countries, with over 30 national and international competitions, 800 different articles and 200 cases used in social entrepreneurship courses.
Our efforts are to consolidate the number of resources available and to catalogue the growing cadre of academics around the world who are collectively building the field of social entrepreneurship. In completing the research on social entrepreneurship programs and faculty, we are inspired by the commitment to teach students how to embrace social entrepreneurship as a career option to make a difference in the world. As individuals seek to find meaningful careers, social entrepreneurs provide an opportunity for young people to be as Gandhi said "the change you wish to see in the world."
Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise, Teaching Resources, Cases
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