ERIC Number: ED211432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Renaissance in Economic Education. Research/Ideas/Practice.
Curriculum Report, v11 n2 Dec 1981
This report examines trends, research, ideas, and practices in economics education today. The report begins with a discussion of where economics instruction stands today and where it seems to be going. Implications of current happenings are examined. Only eight percent of high school graduates today take an economics course. However, the National Assessment of Educational Progress reports that economics was the only one of four knowledge areas in which 13-year-olds showed a significant improvement in recent years. Recent trends include a new interest in and focus on economic literacy, new offerings in economics education in schools throughout the country, and a growing level of involvement by the private sector in economics education within public schools. What research says about economics instruction is discussed. Major research findings include the following: economics can be taught to all kinds of students; attitudes of students toward economics is related to their teachers' attitudes toward economics; and there is no one, unchallengeable way to effectively teach economics. The report provides an annotated listing of resource organizations in economics education. Innovative and exemplary programs in economics education are also described. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Newsletters
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($0.50, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.