Raising citizens who can contribute to the betterment of the existing conditions has become a critical goal. Socially-responsible entrepreneurship can play an important role in attaining this, as it works towards social and economic contributions that do not ignore or violate the rights of the other, including the environment. The aim of this qualitative research is to explore to what extent the Egyptian faculties of education focus on socially-responsible entrepreneurship education as well as the obstacles and best practices for this socially-responsible entrepreneurship education in the Egyptian context. Seven fresh graduate females from a faculty of education in a public university were interviewed. The semi-structured interviews focused on the students’ different experiences during the four university years. The findings showed that socially-responsible entrepreneurship was not introduced to the students at all; in addition, there are issues that need to be addressed in the culture of the faculty which may reflect positively on socially-responsible entrepreneurship education. The theoretical framework of this study is guided by the great Brazilian philosopher, Paulo Freire.


International & Comparative Education Department

Degree Name

MA in International & Comparative Education

Graduation Date

Fall 1-31-2017

Submission Date

February 2016

First Advisor

Skaggs, Jennifer

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Third Advisor


Committee Member 1

Megahed, Nagwa

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103 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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