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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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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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Yamaoka, Michio; Asano, Tadayoshi; Abe, Shintaro – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe the present state of economic education in Japan. There is a larger number of undergraduate students who major in economics, but their purpose of studying economics and their economic literacy differ. Precollege economic education is regulated by the course of study and limited by the poor ability of teachers to teach the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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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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Dixit, Avinash – Journal of Economic Education, 2005
The author suggests methods for teaching game theory at an introductory level, using interactive games to be played in the classroom or in computer clusters, clips from movies to be screened and discussed, and excerpts from novels and historical books to be read and discussed.
Descriptors: Game Theory, Teaching Methods, Video Games, Economics Education
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Avalos, Antonio; Amos, Orley M. Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 2002
Describes AmosWEB.com as a collection of unique resources for students and instructors devoted to uncovering the most effective means of using technology to teach economics. States that most of the resources are designed for college level introductory courses but can be used with high school students and graduate business and engineering students.…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Engineering, Graduate Students
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Maier, Mark H. – Journal of Economic Education, 2002
Reviews "Learning from the Market: Integrating 'The Stock Market Game' across the Curriculum" guide for teachers in grades 4 to 12. Believes the guide suffers from errors of fact and omission. Suggests corrections and alternative activities that enable instructors to continue to use the material. (JEH)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Games, Language Arts
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Lopus, Jane; Placone, Dennis – Journal of Economic Education, 2002
Identifies a Web site providing information about stock market simulations for high school economics courses. Divides the information into two tables: (1) the structure of online stock market games; and (2) the determination of portfolio values of online stock market games. States that changes and updates are available at Web sites. (JEH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Economics, Economics Education, Game Theory
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Investigates whether International Economic Exchange Program (IEEP) seminars for teachers had a beneficial effect on the economic understanding of their students. Shows a larger increase in the economic understanding of students of teachers who participated in the IEEP seminars compared with students of teachers who did not. (RLH)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Benefits, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ashworth, John; Evans, J. Lynne – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Provides cross-section data on British secondary level student choices that contributes to broader debates on why student numbers have been falling in economics, and why women are reluctant economists. Identifies the key factors: peer group effects, critical mass of women studying economics, positive role models, and teacher effects. (RLH)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Economics Education, Educational Change, Females
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Zaveri, Zahir; Pedisich, Daniel; Greene, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes the Intel Science Talent Search, considered the most prestigious high school research competition. Relates the experiences of two high school students working on their research projects with their mentor. Highlights other research competitions such as the International Science and Engineering Fair. (CMK)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Economics, Economics Education, High School Students
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Saunders, Phillip – Journal of Economic Education, 1970
Although college students with high school economics have a higher knowledge of economic concepts, they still could use practice in applying these concepts before moving on to more concepts and analytical refinements." This and other conclusions are partly based on author's research at Carnegie-Mellon University. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Concept Formation, Economics
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Harbury, C. D.; Szreter, R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1970
Subject to ... limitations, probably the most striking general conclusion of this study is that prior study for A" level economics (in the General Certificate of education exam) does not, at the very least, appear to inhibit the success of the future undergraduate. SO 500 262 is a parallel American study. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Economics, Economics Education
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