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ERIC Number: ED190189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Economics Education in Two-Year Colleges: An Overview and Summary of Research. Research in Economic Education, Report No. 3.
Dawson, George G.
Based on a review of 60 studies, this three-part report analyzes the research to date on economics education in the two-year college. After introductory material noting the growing interest in research in economics education, Part I describes the three broad categories into which the studies fall: (1) fact-finding studies, designed to determine information such as course content, instructor characteristics, and the type of department responsible for economics courses; (2) comparative studies, designed to contrast economics instruction at two-year colleges with instruction at four-year institutions; and (3) internal studies, designed to measure the effectiveness of instruction without making a comparison with four-year colleges. This section also provides a summary of the major findings produced by each type of research, a discussion of further investigation needs, and recommendations for improving research methodology based upon flaws in past studies. Part II presents a selected bibliography of 85 relevant research studies, and Part III provides synopses of the objectives, methodology, and results of 60 of these studies. The report concludes with a brief description of the research and publishing goals of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Empire State College. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Council on Economic Education, Albany.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury, NY. Center for Business and Economic Education.
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