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Envisioning Critical Social Entrepreneurship Education: Possibilities, Questions, and Guiding Commitments

Mark Joseph Congdon Jr., Liliana Herakova


Higher education institutions continue to be increasingly interested in examining how social entrepreneurship and community engaged approaches to education can work together. In light of the recent growth and interest in such programs, scholars and educators have called for attention to specific considerations when developing SE and community-based education, which can be summed up in three areas - pedagogy, relationships, and impact. The present essay builds on such propositions, and calls for a critically-orientated approach to SE, grounded in community engagement, collaborative dialogue among diverse voices, and a commitment to transforming oppressive structures.


social entrepreneurship; community engagement; community-based research; community partnerships; critical pedagogy; service-learning; critical communication pedagogy; innovation

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Partnerships is sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. ISSN: 1944-1061
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