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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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Roberts, Helen; McCloskey, Deirdre N. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Economics can be taught much earlier than we usually imagine, as a life skill, with direct experience, from kindergarten on. An experiential, early-grades economics of budgets, buying, and giving-up-to-get may be better than the politically inspired insistence that students get an allegedly healthy dose of free-market ideology just before they are…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices