Assessing the Impact of Enterprise Education in Three Leading Swedish Compulsory Schools
Journal article, 2019
An impact assessment of enterprise education was conducted by studying a Swedish policy initiative. Eighty-three students, 10-16 years old, were followed longitudinally for one semester in three schools deemed to be leaders in enterprise education. An innovative research methodology was used based on app-based experience sampling, interviews, and a novel definition of enterprise education. Entrepreneurial dimensions in the three schools were rare, with few students developing entrepreneurial competencies. Swedish policy pressure for enterprise education has thus had a weak impact. Implications include novel pedagogical recommendations to enterprise educators and a call for more research employing the applied innovative research methodology.