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Buckles, Stephen; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Compares the coverage and accuracy of economics in the National Council on Economic Education voluntary standards with the treatment of economics in other K-12 standards. Considers the economic concepts and relationships emphasized in the history, civics, and social studies standards. Includes a table illustrating economic concepts and other…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Civics, Comparative Education, Content Analysis
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Evensky, Jerry; Wells, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes an attempt to analyze and improve the connection between intermediate microeconomic theory courses and applied theory courses. Examines the data collection, policy analysis, program design, and materials production stages of this process. Includes a table of most-valued microeconomic skills compared with allocation of time to teach those…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economics
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Vaughan, Michael B. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Examines the suitability of the traditional arc elasticity measure as a component of the economics curriculum. Demonstrates that the midpoint measure is subject to shortcomings as it invariably approaches one when price changes become large. Discusses point elasticity of demand as an alternative to the midpoint measure in the principles course.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Research, Economics
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Hansen, W. Lee – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Advocates the supplemental use of trade books with textbooks in introductory economics courses. States that students will learn how economists approach economic issues in the real world, building upon the organized textbook presentation of material. Acknowledging that textbooks are essential to instruction, Hansen lists several appropriate works…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Siegfried, John J.; Meszaros, Bonnie T. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes the creation and implementation of voluntary standards and benchmarks for the teaching and learning of economics at the precollege level. The standards, established by the National Council on Economic Education in 1997, outline fundamental economic concepts to be taught at each grade level. Includes copies of the standards. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Content Analysis, Core Curriculum, Course Content
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Hansen, W. Lee – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Comments on the new National Council on Economic Education standards and calls for more clarification and detail as well as additional standards. Argues that the almost-exclusive focus on principles-based standards ignores that need for explicit skill standards. Discusses possible difficulties for social studies teachers not trained in economics.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Content Analysis, Core Curriculum, Course Content
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Conrad, Cecilia A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Argues that, although most K-12 social standards are deficient in their coverage of economic concepts, the National Council on Economic Education standards are equally deficient in addressing history and social studies subjects. Maintains that both disciplines must cooperate and coordinate their efforts for any meaningful educational reform to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Content Analysis, Core Curriculum
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Siegfried, John J.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Discusses objects, methods of instruction, content, and accomplishments of the undergraduate major in economics. Recommends a strong introductory sequence stressing application of economic tools, rigorous intermediate theory courses, background courses in quantitative methods, and a minimum of five economics electives. Suggests synthesis through a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development
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Brasfield, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Reports on a study of 1,119 students in introductory college economics courses to determine the impact of high school economics on student achievement. Finds that prior high school economics was positively and significantly related to students grades in both introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Donihue, Michael R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that academic departments have come under increasing scrutiny in terms of the scope of curriculum and teaching methods. Describes a senior undergraduate economics course in which the primary objective was to give students opportunities to combine theoretical training with quantitative skills and apply them to real-world problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Brue, Stanley L.; MacPhee, Craig R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a three-week seminar taught by U.S. economists at Moscow State University (Russia) in June 1992. Discusses the history of the pre-1992 economics curriculum and the emerging curriculum in modern Russia. Includes three tables illustrating changing curriculum content in economics over the past two decades. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics
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Ross, Clark G. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a survey of 32 colleges and universities on changes in undergraduate comparative economic programs since the collapse of the Soviet Union and centralized socialism. Finds that most institutions maintained the course with significant modifications in course content and approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Education, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies
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Lawson, Colin W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1989
Compares the U.S. and British methods of teaching economics to undergraduate students. Examines the course objectives, the syllabi, the hiring and training of staff, the teaching system, and assessment and monitoring systems. Concludes that the British curriculum focuses on a narrower range of subjects. (GG)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Development
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Baumol, William – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Reacts to criticisms of the mainstream approach to economics. Claims alternative approaches produce no workable analytic mechanisms. Emphasizes that there is no magic formula for teaching economics. Advocates offering teachers a choice of curricula and allowing adaptation and individualization of material. Points out types of core material to be…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Erekson, O. Homer; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Identifies six significant themes for teaching intermediate macroeconomics at the college level. Included are the need for a unifying approach, adaptability of course content, emphasis on formalism, coordination within the economics curriculum, stimulation of student learning, and needs for assessment. Discusses additional options for…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Development