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Walstad, William B.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This review describes the conditions for teaching economics in the kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) curriculum in U.S. schools. The first section presents data on course-taking in economics in high schools and state mandates for economics instruction. It discusses the value of the infusion approach to teaching economics either in place of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum, Course Content
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Butters, Roger B.; Asarta, Carlos J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The recent widespread adoption of online competitions in economic education provides a unique opportunity to make frequent assessments of economic literacy in U.S. classrooms. In this survey, student responses to test items from the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) are used to create economic concept and content area achievement benchmarks. These…
Descriptors: High School Students, Economics, Economics Education, Achievement
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Gill, Andrew M.; Gratton-Lavoie, Chiara – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors extend the literature on the efficacy of high school economics instruction in two directions. First, they assess how much economic knowledge that California students acquired in their compulsory high school course is retained on their entering college. Second, using as a control group some college students from the state of Washington,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary Education, Retention (Psychology), Knowledge Level
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Walstad, William B.; Buckles, Stephen – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
The Test of Understanding of College Economics, the Test of Economic Literacy for senior high students, and the Basic Economics Test for students in grades 4-6 provide reasonably good measures of economic understanding. The tests' technical features--reliability, validity, norms, and item statistics--are critiqued. (RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades
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Whitehead, David J.; Halil, Tony – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Describes the administration of the U.S. Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) to eleventh and twelfth grade students in the United Kingdom and the United States. Compares British and U.S. test results. Reports that British students performed better than their U.S. counterparts. Discusses differences between British and U.S. research in economics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Economics Education, Educational Testing
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Kourilsky, Marilyn – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Contends that most teachers do not effectively identify and correct student misconceptions and mislearning. Reviews models to identify student mislearning and ways to help students correct the mislearning. Describes a staff development program in which mentor teachers received training using these instructional strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Change
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Shen, Ruth; Shen, T. Y. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Reports on a study of economic knowledge and attitudes of 873 upper secondary school, Chinese students. Finds that Chinese students performed better than northern California students on the Test of Economic Literacy. Concludes that the relatively high level of economic knowledge and the impact of Western economic ideas will encourage further…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Economics
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Gleason, Joyce; Van Scyoc, Lee J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a study of the economic literacy of 942 adults and compares the results with the economic literacy of high school students. Finds that high school students outscored the adults. Also finds that adult scores were related positively to both the level of education achieved and the completion of an economics course. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Economic Factors, Economics
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Becker, William; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Reviews literature assessing research about the teaching and learning of high school economics. Examines how student learning has been measured using results from the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL). Considers research design and two models for assessing learning and findings. Concludes standardized test scores do not reveal differences among…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Databases, Economics Education
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Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Critiques William Becker, William Greene, and Sherwin Rosen's review of the research regarding the teaching and learning of high school economics. Calls for sharper definitions of research models to improve focus. Explains a distinction between stock and flow models, and asks for elaboration on topics covered. Suggests examining textbook…
Descriptors: Economics Education, High Schools, Multiple Regression Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Beron,Kurt J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Presents objectives, methodology, and results from a binary model that studies data from a 1987 nationwide survey of high school students taking the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL). Links current economics class performance to perceived usefulness of additional economics courses. Advocates curriculum reassessment. Includes tables showing results.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Preparation, Correlation
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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Employs panel-data techniques, using data from the national norming of the Test of Economic Literacy, to measure instructor characteristics in effective teaching of high school economics. Measures the effect of prior training on economics instruction and school district characteristics. Suggests teachers as a key link in the educational process…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Research, High Schools
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Lopus, Jane S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using a production-functions approach, analyzes data from the National Assessment of Economic Education to investigate whether spending more on high school economics courses improves student performance measured by the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL). Delineates procedure. Results show direct allocation of resources produces improved student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Expenditure per Student
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Lynch, Gerald J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Analyzing Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) scores, examines how extent of teacher course work influences student achievement. Concludes student learning improves when instructors had a minimum of four economics courses. States results are most significant in teaching macroeconomics with implications for citizenship education. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Economics Education, High Schools
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Lillydahl, Jane H. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using National Assessment of Economic Education Survey data, analyzes grade point average, verbal and mathematics SAT scores, Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) scores, and other variables to show how number of hours of employment affects student performance. Finds that students working 20 or more hours per week have lower grade point averages. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, Economics Education, Education Work Relationship
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