Alberta Education's Framework for Student Learning consists of compentencies for engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial sprit. I thought this was a great explanation of what it means to have an entrepreneurial spirit.
I am a member of the Alberta Enhancing Inclusive Environments Ning. This is and online community of practice where we can share and celebrate innovative strategies that support inclusive practices across Alberta. When people join the ning, one of the questions that is asked for their profile is "What is your greatest hope for inclusive eduation?" The other day someone joined and her answer was simply "that it will make us rethink what schools are for."
It seems to me that is a perfect hope and perhaps somewhere in this explanation below we can find the true purpose of schools. We have classrooms sitting full of so much potential.