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Spiegel, Uriel – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Discusses the concept of "Giffen goods" as it applies to price theory in economics instruction. Provides a graphic presentation and analysis of Giffen goods and behavior. Includes examples of Giffen behavior that can be used to illustrate the concept. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Black, David C.; Dowd, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that economics students are usually given two descriptions of the money market with the implication that they are consistent with each other. Reviews recent research and presents an asset-substitution model that reconciles the two descriptions of the money market with observed behavior. (CFR)
Descriptors: Banking, Course Content, Economic Factors, Economics Education
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Carlson, John A.; Schodt, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Asserts that a recent report suggests that students should have opportunities to become actively engaged in the application of economics. Finds that the case method approach was more useful than texts and lectures in learning about institutional arrangements, the use of economic data, and how to use economics to solve real problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities
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Velenchik, Ann D. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Discusses four pedagogical issues that arise in teaching policy analysis to undergraduates. Describes three components of the case method approach. Outlines areas where the case method approach improved student performance and identifies its limitations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities, Course Content
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Gift, Richard E.; Krislov, Joseph – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Focuses on Allan Bloom's perception of a classic text and his belief that there are no classic texts in the social sciences. Contends there are definitive works in economics and develops a list of six criteria to determine them. Discusses economics books that might be considered classic works, and lists textbooks that refer to these classics. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Motahar, Eshragh – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on the use of Microsim, a computer simulation, to teach an introductory college statistics/econometrics course. Reports enhanced student involvement, improved student achievement, and positive student attitudes toward the course as a result of using the simulation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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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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Bell, Christopher Ross – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Suggests that economics textbooks are often misleading in their discussions of the shape of the long-run average cost curve. Clarifies and amplifies the importance of the concept of return to scale and the concept of economies of scale. Identifies illustrations provided in textbooks as the greatest source of confusion. (KO)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Content, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Case, Karl – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Commenting on Boskin's article "Observations on the Use of Textbooks in the Teaching of Principles of Economics," Case discusses the debate surrounding the sequence of principles courses and the content deemed necessary for corresponding textbooks. Case agrees with Boskin that key concepts should have more emphasis and concludes that…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Economics, Economics Education
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Whitehead, David J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Differences between British and U.S. economic education with respect to both the rigor of the precollege curriculum and the training of teachers are discussed. The principal difference is that the typical American secondary economics teacher is a social studies teacher, whereas his or her British counterpart is a trained economist. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Practices
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Yamane, Eiji – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The emphasis in teaching elementary and secondary economics education in Japan is upon real-life situations rather than upon concepts and generalizations. The actual content, however, does not seem to differ all that much from U.S. economics curriculum. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Economics Education
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