ERIC Number: ED247198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Master Curriculum Guide in Economics. A Framework for Teaching the Basic Concepts. Second Edition.
Saunders, Phillip; And Others
Intended for curriculum developers, this revised Framework presents a set of basic concepts for teaching K-12 economics. The revision reflects the change and development which the field of economics has undergone and includes improvements suggested by users of the first edition. The purpose of teaching economics is to impart a general understanding of how our economy works and to improve economic decision making by students through the use of an orderly, reasoned approach. Chapters I, II, and III provide a brief introduction to the publication, discuss the elements of economic understanding, and list and describe some basic economic concepts. Chapter IV discusses the broad social goals that seem most important in the United States today, the problem of trade-offs among goals, and the role of self-interest and personal values. Chapter V illustrates the use of a decision-making model with two economic issues involving public policy. The concluding chapter, chapter VI, discusses the grade placement of the economic concepts. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Models, Problem Solving
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: Replaces ED 148 648.