ERIC Number: ED242639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-5
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Free Enterprise/Economic Education Courses in Arizona High Schools.
Grossman, Gloria P.
Questionnaires were mailed to all 134 Arizona public high schools to determine the high school department in which free enterprise economics education is being taught, the number of students enrolled, teacher preparation, course content, and the major instructional materials being used. This report is divided into two sections: (1) an overview of survey findings, and (2) details of the survey, in which survey results are presented with illustrative statistical tables. Major conclusions are based on questionnaire returns from 94 high schools: (1) 83 percent of the state's high school students are enrolled in free enterprise courses taught under social studies department auspices; (2) 92 percent of those teaching economics have never had any formal training in economics; and (3) 79 percent of the teachers desire additional economics course work. The survey also showed that the economics curriculum is multi-faceted, including concepts of supply and demand, free enterprise, and business. Teachers use a variety of texts, materials, and aids. The questionnaire is included in the appendices. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Free Enterprise System