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Project: A new location-independent entrepreneurship in rural areas

The overall aim of this project is to, in cooperation with municipalities in rural areas, investigate the conditions for rural schools and develop an entrepreneurial approach in purpose to increase the quality of teaching in the extending digital world.

Project information

Project manager
Peter Erlandson
Other project members
Ninni Wahlström, Anne Kjellsdotter, Ulrika Bossér
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
The Kamprad Family Foundation
1 July 2022–30 June 2025
Pedagogy (Department of Pedagogy and Learning, and Department of Education and Teachers' Practice, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

This research project contributes with in-depth analyzes of data from several municipalities and their schools, school environments and teaching conditions. The project is a research-based intervention study, which means that situational problems can and will be considered.

Problem-solving proposals are drawn up together with the municipalities and their representatives, in particular with teachers and school leaders, but also with education managers within the municipalities and representatives from local entrepreneurs.

Initiatives that involve companies, parents and parent groups have the potential to raise the school's relevance and status in the local community, and thus contribute to a new view of the rural school's activities and thus the future possibilities in the municipalities.

The project is part of the research in the Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation (SITE) research group.