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ERIC Number: ED242635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research Papers in Economics Education: The Provision of Economics in the Business Education Council National Awards Curriculum, and the Demand for Economics Understanding by Industry.
Pittwood, Alan
Employers in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, were sent a questionnaire to determine what economics knowledge and skills are desired by industry in the business education of its 16-19 year old employees and what type of economics is used in, or is otherwise especially relevant to, industry. Industry is defined to include a wide range of private and public organizations, including finance, distribution, manufacturing, and the public sector. The sample of 50 employers comprised all those whose students were attending Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education for the first or second year of the Business Education Council's (BEC) national certificate course. The return rate was 72%. The survey disclosed a major distinction between the banking sector's responses and those of other types of employers in the identification and specification of broad business education and economic needs. It also revealed that many of the firms sampled appeared not to know of the structural or material changes wrought by the BEC and cast doubt on some employers' understanding of economics terminology. (Author/RM)
Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0AL.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: England