ERIC Number: ED055944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Extent and Nature of Economic Education in Oregon Public High Schools.
In the spring of 1969, a survey was conducted on the extent and nature of economic education in Oregon public high schools. The purpose of the survey was to determine the number of public high schools in the State that offer economics as a separate course, the proportion of high school students enrolled in these courses, the competence of high school economics teachers, and the role of economic education in Oregon compared to its status in other states. Approximately 1000 questionnaires were distributed to the social studies teachers of Oregon with a yield of 305 usable questionnaires which form the basis of this study. A capsule summary of the significant results reported here indicates that: 1) of the 211 public high schools, 49 offered a separate course in economics during the 1968-69 school year; 2) in those schools where economics is offered, about 8% of the student body elects to take the course; 3) slightly more than 2% of all students were enrolled in economics; 4) about 12% of the teachers had the equivalent of a major in college economics, and 18% had the equivalent of a minor; and, 5) compared to other states, economic education in Oregon high schools is about ten years behind the national norm. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Lewis and Clark Coll., Portland, OR.; Oregon Council on Economic Education, Portland.