Teaching entrepreneurship: Between politics and educational practice

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In Mexico at the end of the 20th century, the concept of entrepreneurship was included in public higher education as an educational policy derived from the recommendations of international organizations. The objective of this research is to show how the teaching of entrepreneurship is assumed in a small university established in a context with strong economic and educational lags, and to describe its correspondence with educational policies in this regard. This study is qualitative,based on information provided by the graduates of the 2015-2020 cohort of an undergraduate program related to business, including their life stories and narratives entrepreneurial activities carried out during the five years of university training. Institutional weakness were found; mainly, the teachers’ work that limited the scope of the objectives of the teaching of entrepreneurship, The study also identifies an important gap between what this type of teaching should look like, according to the prescribed educational policies, and what really happens in praxis.

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Damián Simón, J. (2022). Teaching entrepreneurship: Between politics and educational practice. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, (148). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.30.7078
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Javier Damián Simón, Universidad del Papaloapan, Campus Tuxtepec

Doctor en Enseñanza Superior por el Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Humanidades del Estado de Morelos (CIDHEM), Máster en Ciencias de la Educación por el Instituto de Estudios Universitarios A. C. (IEU), Máster en Administración por la Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro), Especialista en Investigación Educativa por el Tecnológico Nacional de México, Campus Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Docencia en Educación Técnica (CIIDET-Querétaro) y Licenciado en Contaduría por el Tecnológico Nacional de México, Campus Acapulco. Profesor investigador de la Universidad del Papaloapan, Campus Tuxtepec, adscrito al Departamento de Ciencias Empresariales (México). Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores Nivel I, del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT). Líneas de investigación de interés: 1) Estudiantes y egresados universitarios y 2) Educación en Emprendimiento.