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Gill, Andrew; Bhattacharya, Radha – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors taught financial concepts to students in 12th-grade economics classes, where one treatment was intensive in money management (MM) topics and the other was intensive in financial investment (FI) topics. Two control groups, consisting of 11th-grade students with no exposure to economics and 12th-grade economics students, received no…
Descriptors: High School Students, Money Management, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The "Test of Financial Literacy" (TFL) was created to measure the financial knowledge of high school students. Its content is based on the standards and benchmarks stated in the "National Standards for Financial Literacy" (Council for Economic Education 2013). The test development process involved extensive item writing and…
Descriptors: Tests, Money Management, Literacy, High School Students
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Eisenkopf, Gerald; Sulser, Pascal A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors present results from a comprehensive field experiment at Swiss high schools in which they compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in economics. They randomly assigned classes into an experimental and a conventional teaching group, or a control group that received no specific instruction. Both teaching treatments improve economic…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Conventional Instruction
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Erner, Carsten; Goedde-Menke, Michael; Oberste, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
After graduating high school, underage individuals soon face ever more complex and important financial decisions. Pivotal to the development of improved financial literacy programs is a comprehensive examination of financial literacy levels and potentially related factors. The authors conducted a survey among German high school students and found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, High School Students, Student Surveys
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Rebeck, Ken; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors use U.S. public and private high school transcripts to analyze grade distribution patterns in economics courses across student and school characteristics, and compare these grades to those earned in other selected high school courses. Results are reported for the 53 percent of 2009 high school graduates who took a basic economics…
Descriptors: High School Students, Economics Education, Student Characteristics, Grades (Scholastic)
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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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MacDonald, Richard A.; Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The second edition of the "Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics" was published by the Council for Economic Education in 2010. The authors examine the process for revising these precollege content standards and highlight several changes that appear in the new document. They also review the impact the standards have had on precollege…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, National Standards, Course Content
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Carlin, Bruce Ian; Robinson, David T. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The authors use data from a finance-related theme park to explore how financial education changes investment, financing, and consumer behavior. Students were assigned fictitious life situations and asked to create household budgets. Some students received a 19-hour financial literacy curriculum before going to the park, and some did not. After…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Economics, Literacy, Financial Services
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Miller, Ben; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors list economic concepts and issues covered in the children's books published by Theodor Geisel and discuss his treatment of concepts that appear most often and that are treated in greater depth. Some concepts are sophisticated and taught as formal concepts only in college-level economics courses. Others are basic and used in economics…
Descriptors: Economics, Childrens Literature, Books, Instructional Materials
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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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Butters, Roger B.; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
Interest is growing at the precollege level in computer testing (CT) instead of paper-and-pencil testing (PT) for subjects in the school curriculum, including economics. Before economic educators adopt CT, a better understanding of its likely effects on test-taking behavior and performance compared with PT is needed. Using two volunteer student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Economics Education, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Clark, Christopher; Scafidi, Benjamin; Swinton, John R. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors provide the first estimates of the impact of peers on achievement in high school economics. The estimates are obtained by analyzing three years of data on all high school students who take Georgia's required economics course and its accompanying high-stakes End of Course Test (Georgia Department of Education). They use an instrumental…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Peer Influence
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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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Davies, Peter; Durden, Guy – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors review three aspects of economic education in England. They examine trends in undergraduate economics in England, principally in terms of recruitment and outcomes and connections with economics in schools. They also review formal instruction in schools through so-called "advanced level" courses for 16-19-year-old students and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Trends, Undergraduate Study, Enrollment
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Round, David K.; Shanahan, Martin P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
Before 1980, strong demand existed in Australia for the economics degree. Since then, competition from programs in business and management has increased. Student preferences have shifted from university and secondary economics. Economics enrollments have declined in both sectors. The authors analyze these trends and assess economic education…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Trends
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