ERIC Number: ED190470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Free Enterprise System in Business Education Courses.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This publication provides secondary business teachers with strategies and lists resources for involving students in activities that will develop a better understanding of the American free enterprise system. The activities are organized under 14 basic economic concepts selected because they will enable students to learn the relationship between economic affairs and their personal lives and why and how businesses are organized and operated to produce the goods and services that our society needs and wants. The concepts are resource scarcity, human resources, opportunity cost/trade-offs, problem solving and decision making, natural resources, effective use of credit, competition, the role of profit, the role of finance, business cycles, technological growth and development, social responsibility, the role of government, and international trade. Students are involved in many activities. They view and discuss films, play games, and do library research on current statistical information on the total working force in the United States. Other examples of activities are having students write a paper on how they feel about the work ethic, listen to guest speakers from an employment agency and debate the statement "technology is the answer to economic problems." Also included in the publication is a glossary and an annotated listing of print and nonprint materials. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Business Cycles, Business Education, Class Activities, Competition, Credit (Finance), Decision Making, Economics Education, Glossaries, Government Role, Human Resources, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Social Responsibility, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement
Division of Curriculum Development, Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Free Enterprise System