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Dalgaard, Bruce R.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
The general educational research literature indicates that computer-assisted instruction (CAI) can be an effective instructional strategy. However, there is a need for methods and tools for measuring the cost effectiveness of CAI. A taxonomy for addressing questions of cost in CAI is presented. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Costs
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White, Fred C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Describes an innovative instructional technique for teaching the economic analysis of public policies. Teams of four to six students with different skills and different tasks work together as economic decision making units in a series of instructional simulations. Discusses implementation, activities, and assessment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Content Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Economics
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Bryant, William D. A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Maintains that most graduate-level economics textbooks rarely mention the need for consumers to be above their minimum wealth position as a condition for market equilibrium. Argues that this omission leaves students with a mistaken sense about the range of circumstances under which market equilibria can exist. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Consumer Economics, Conventional Instruction, Economic Climate
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Huettner, David A.; Clark, William – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Develops a simple theoretical model to evaluate interdisciplinary differences in research productivity between economics departments and related subjects. Compares the research publishing statistics of economics, finance, psychology, geology, physics, oceanography, chemistry, and geophysics. Considers a number of factors including journal…
Descriptors: Competition, Departments, Economics, Economics Education
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Notes the trend of declining enrollments in undergraduate economic programs in the United States and discusses its impact. Although similar enrollment drops have occurred twice since World War II, this one arrives at a time of academic budget-cutting and a "soft" market for Ph.Ds. Includes statistics and tabular data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Declining Enrollment, Degrees (Academic), Departments
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Sosin, Kim; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Uses test questions from the Basic Economics Test (BET) to reveal that elementary students are capable of understanding economics concepts. Maintains that neither ethnic background nor parental income makes a difference in economic learning. The most statistically significant determinant of improved scores was the extent to which a concept was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Benzing, Cynthia; Christ, Paul – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Reports on a national survey of 207 undergraduate economics instructors. Although the lecture method still dominates, many instructors noted that they had integrated more participatory activities such as class discussions, group activities, and instructor questions into their instruction. Includes statistical tables showing characteristics and…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Economics, Economics Education
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Gremmen, Hans; Potters, Jan – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Presents the results of a study that measured the efficacy of an international economics simulation among undergraduates. The simulation consisted of a macroeconomics game where students develop economic policies for four hypothetical countries. A multiple choice test and posttest questionnaire suggests that classroom games are more effective than…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Economics Education, Educational Games, Fundamental Concepts
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Shelburn, Marsha R.; Lewellyn, Patsy G. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Focuses on the state of gender bias in graduate economics education using a mail questionnaire to persons earning doctoral degrees in economics during 1970-89. Women reported less social contact, fewer collaborative publications, and less access to academic/professional advice from predominantly male faculty members. (MJP)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Educational Diagnosis
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Salemi, Michael K. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Briefly reviews the declining enrollment rates for undergraduate economics majors. Observes that after record enrollments during the 1980s, interest in a bachelor's economics degree dropped sharply in the 1990s. Discusses possible reasons for this decline and provides statistics. (MJP)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Declining Enrollment, Economic Factors, Economics Education
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Greene, Benjamin – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Challenges the assumption that female students enter college possessing greater verbal abilities than male students. The results of reading comprehension exercises conducted in introductory macroeconomics courses over a four-year period reveal little dichotomy in gender-specific performance. These findings are generally supported by SAT scores.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Tests, Communication Skills
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Chizmar, John F.; Ostrosky, Anthony L – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Suggests that using the one-minute paper to teach an introductory economics course increases economic knowledge regardless of student ability level and instructor characteristics. The one-minute paper is a form of feedback where the students answer a few basic questions about the lesson at the end of the class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Economics, Economics Education, Feedback
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Birks, Stuart; Lage, Maureen J.; Treglia, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Maintains that there is an inconsistency in the regression analysis of the data presented in Maureen J. Lage and Michael Treglia's 1996 article, "The Impact of Integrating Scholarship on Women into Introductory Economics." The authors admit the error, correct it, and report no difference in their original conclusions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Criticism, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis
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Holahan, William L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Uses five unusual indifference curve exercises to show how changing the jail sentence and changing the reward for good behavior can influence the crime rate. Recommends eliminating minimum sentencing while raising sentencing and increasing the rewards for good behavior. Includes illustrative graphs for each exercise. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Causal Models
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Yates, Andrew J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Maintains that the equal marginal value principle may not be optimal in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce auto emissions, the economics of garbage disposal, and the economics of pollution abatement. Argues that examining these exceptions can help students understand the equal marginal value principle. (MJP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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