ERIC Number: ED058114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching Personal Economics in the Business Education Curriculum.
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
This guide for secondary teachers, an interdisciplinary approach integrating economic concepts into business courses, stresses education about (rather than for) business, analyzing individual and aggregate consumer behavior and interrelationships between the two. Part I, "Personal Economics in the Business Curriculum" , divided into seven units, focuses upon the consumer's earning, spending, borrowing, saving, investing and decision making. Learning activities to help create economic insights follow each unit. Part II consists primarily of "Economics and the Consumer: Position Paper for the Personal Economics Project" by Meno Lovenstein emphasizing interrelationships of individual consumers to the total economy and economic analysis of the concepts of freedom of choice, opportunity costs, income, private and public consumer interests, budgets, savings and investing. Ten major conclusions listing the applications of economic analysis to personal decision-making are included. Other articles in Part II consist of "The Structure of Personal Economics", social studies curricula applicable to the business curriculum, "Selected Study Materials in Personal Economics", textbooks, readings, pamphlets, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and simulation games. Related documents are ED 052 101, ED 054 029, and SO 002 072. (SJM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Case Studies, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Money Management, Multimedia Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.