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ERIC Number: ED013112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ECONOMICS EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES--AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.
THOMPSON, FRED A.; AND OTHERS
A STUDY OF ECONOMICS INSTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC AND PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGES WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH REVIEW OF CATALOGS, COURSE OUTLINES, AND OTHER MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY THE COLLEGES, AND THROUGH VISITATION AND TEST ADMINISTRATION AT SELECTED COLLEGES. ALTHOUGH 78 OF THE 80 INSTITUTIONS OFFERED A 1-YEAR PRINCIPLES COURSE AND APPROXIMATELY HALF OFFERED AT LEAST ONE OTHER COURSE, FEWER THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THEIR STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED IN SUCH COURSES. SCORES ON THE TEST OF ECONOMIC UNDERSTANDING SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN ECONOMIC LITERACY AMONG STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPLETED A 1-YEAR COURSE, WHILE THERE WAS LITTLE GAIN AMONG THOSE WHO HAD NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO ECONOMICS INSTRUCTION. INNOVATION WAS NOT A COMMON CHARACTERISTIC OF THESE PROGRAMS, AND THE CONTROL GROUP-EXPERIMENTAL GROUP DESIGN HAD NOT BEEN EXTENSIVELY USED TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS METHODS. (NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT IS NOTED IN MATTERS SUCH AS DEFINITION OF OBJECTIVES, DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIES TO MAKE ECONOMICS INSTRUCTION EFFECTIVE AND INTERESTING TO MORE STUDENTS, CURRICULUM CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION, TEACHER PREPARATION, AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND MATERIALS.) (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Modesto Junior Coll., CA.; Stanford Univ., CA. School Planning Lab.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; TEST OF ECONOMIC UNDERSTANDING