In this interview, Gerald Gunderson explains that entrepreneurship is an important element in educating students that encourages innovation and creativity. Furthermore, entrepreneurial opportunities are everywhere, ready to be taken advantage of by inquisitive and inventive individuals. Gunderson also talks about state-run education and comments on the drawbacks he sees in the public school systems in the United States. Finally, he analyzes alternatives to public education that could benefit the poorest sectors of society.
Gerald Gunderson is director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) and is currently associate editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. He is the author of The New Economic History of America and The Wealth Creators: An Entrepreneurial History of the United States. In 1980, Gunderson was recognized with the Freedom Foundation's Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Washington.
Interview with Gerald Gunderson by Luis Figueroa Gerald Gunderson
Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference, APEE Guatemala City April 6, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, April 2009 Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Sergio Miranda; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Sebastian del Buey, Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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