1st Edition

Entrepreneurship, Dyslexia, and Education Research, Principles, and Practice

    314 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The development of entrepreneurial abilities in people with dyslexia is a subject of great interest. It has gained increasing importance in economically difficult times because of its potential for the development of new business opportunities. This book brings together contributions from researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs with dyslexia, investigating this subject from many perspectives.

    Is there something different in the profile of a person with dyslexia that supports the development of entrepreneurship? This book aims to draw out key themes which can be used in education to motivate, mentor, and create the business leaders of tomorrow. It offers a fundamental text for this area of study with a comprehensive, international examination of its topic. It includes views by new and established international writers and researchers, providing up-to-date perspectives on entrepreneurship, dyslexia, and education. It is accessible to read, to understand, and to learn from, and is suitable for recommended reading for graduate and postgraduate students.

    The diverse views and perspectives demonstrated in this book make it as relevant as possible for a wide group of readers. It informs study in the fields of business and dyslexia, and will be of interest to educators, researchers, and to anyone interested in the overlap of entrepreneurship and dyslexia.

    Introduction. Entrepreneurs with dyslexia: challenge and achievement in the business world by Dr Barbara Pavey

    Part I: Entrepreneurship.

    1. An Award-winning entrepreneur: Sharon Hewitt by Dr Neil Alexander-Passe

    2. Documenting the role of UK Agricultural Colleges in propagating the farming-dyslexia-entrepreneurship nexus by Dr Robert Smith, Gillian Conley, and Professor Louise Manning

    3. Dyslexia, Entrepreneurship and Education in Singapore by Deborah Hewes and Geetha Shantha Ram

    4. Entrepreneurship, Dyslexia, and the Modern World: a Positive Psychology Approach
    by Dr Poliana Sepulveda and Professor Roderick Nicolson

    5. Dyslexia, Entrepreneurship and Transition to Decent Work by Dr Maximus Monaheng Sefotho

    6. Towards a dyslexia superpower: Reflections on the Year in the Life of a Dyslexic
    Professor of Entrepreneurship by Professor Nigel Lockett  

    Part II: Dyslexia.

    7. Dyslexia and entrepreneurship: a theoretical perspective by Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

    8. Dyslexia, Trauma and Traits for Success by Dr Neil Alexander-Passe

    9. Multi-sided Dyslexia – The age of the entrepreneurs with new reading abilities by Dr Eva Gyarmathy

    Part III: Education

    10. Entrepreneurship Education and Dyslexia – Pedagogies and a Pilot Study by Dr Barbara Pavey

    11. Developing Entrepreneurs with Dyslexia, through Higher Education in Wales by Matthew Armstrong and Dr Margaret Meehan

    12. Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) - A new way of understanding the experience of successful people with dyslexia by Dr Neil Alexander-Passe

    13. Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship Education: What do Students who study in Higher Education say? by Dr Margaret Meehan, Dr Paul Adkins, Dr Barbara Pavey, and Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

    Conclusion. The experience of entrepreneurs with dyslexia by Dr Barbara Pavey, Dr Neil Alexander-Passe, and Dr Margaret Meehan


    Barbara Pavey is an independent dyslexia and special educational needs and disability specialist and author, focusing on Dyslexia-Friendly principles and techniques, and with a particular interest in entrepreneurship

    Neil Alexander-Passe is a special educational needs and disability coordinator in primary and secondary schools and an expert inclusion adviser to the UK’s Department of Education, and his focus is the emotional impact of dyslexia.

    Margaret Meehan is a specialist tutor in higher education, previously directing tutor support, and a former chartered chemist and chartered science teacher. As an author she is concerned with researching the holistic impact of dyslexia and other learning attributes.