ERIC Number: ED157584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Teaching the American Economic System to Non-Business Majors.
Hoskins, Thomas R.; Merriam, Lauren E., Jr.
This model provides community college economics instructors with a flexible plan for developing instructional programs and materials to improve the level of economic understanding among non-business majors. More specifically, the model provides instructors with some exposure to the systems approach to instructional design and to appropriate instructional methods, teaching aids, references, and resource materials. In addition, the model presents suggested teaching topics upon which to base an introductory economics course. The course involves six instructional units on various aspects of the American economic system. Unit 1 defines and introduces alternative economic systems. Unit 2 deals with personal and economic freedoms. Unit 3 dissects the definition of capitalism. Unit 4 covers the law of supply and demand and the system of markets. Unit 5 concentrates on participants in the United States economic system. Unit 6 reviews the persisting issues and problems of the American economic system. Rationale for each unit, student objectives, study outlines, suggested teaching and learning activities, and resources for each unit are presented, and a list of organizations sponsoring materials on free enterprise education is included. (TR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gulf Coast Community Coll., Panama City, FL.