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Hahn, Jinsoo; Jang, Kyungho – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
International comparisons of economic understanding generally require a translation of a standardized test written in English into another language. Test results can differ based on how researchers translate the English written exam into one in their own language. To confirm this hypothesis, two differently translated versions of the "Basic…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Economics, Standardized Tests, Translation
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Hahn, Jinsoo; Jang, Kyungho – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe key aspects of precollege and undergraduate economic education in Korea. They show that precollege students seem to have low economics literacy due to problems with the curriculum and insufficient training of teachers. At the undergraduate level, they show that economics departments have more male students than female students…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Enrollment
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Watts, Michael; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
In this article, the authors explain the purpose and context for the 2009 International Symposium on Economic Education that was the source for articles on four nations with relatively developed systems for economic education: Australia, England, Japan, and Korea. The authors highlight several key comparisons from the four articles that appear in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Rajan, Ramkishen S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
Financial crises seem to have become the norm rather than the exception since 1992. The author examines the impact of a crisis of confidence and resultant capital outflows from a small and open economy and the possible policy options in response to such outflows, using simple tools and definitions that will be familiar to any money and banking or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Problems, Monetary Systems, Banking