ERIC Number: ED045471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Inventory of the Needs of Teachers of Economics in the Catskill Area Schools.
Gordon, Sanford, Comp.; And Others
Introducing the reasons for the survey with a quotation from the Committee for Economic Development's "Economic Education in the School," 1961, this report provides a narrative and tabular summary of two questionnaires administered to elementary and secondary (7-12) social studies teachers in the PROBE area. One generalization from the results is that "the present status of the problem is still near critical for the teachers involved." The questionnaire sent to 265 elementary teachers (168 responding) asked about their preparation for teaching economic concepts in grades K-6. A majority had no economics principles courses, and felt a need for inservice or college credit courses and teacher and student materials. 125 secondary teachers were surveyed (84 responding) and indicated greater preparation in economics; however, only 42% felt prepared to teach a 12th grade economics course. The majority also felt a need for more preparation, and teacher and student materials. Additional information is available in ED 040 099.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Catskill Area School Study Council, Oneonta, NY.; Otsego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Oneonta, NY.
Identifiers: Project PROBE