ERIC Number: ED253462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
At Issue: Free Enterprise Education. ERIC Fact Sheet No. 11.
Davis, James E.
Four rationales for free enterprise economics education are discussed and information sources for economics teachers are listed. About half the states in this country have mandates requiring economics instruction. Rationales for free enterprise education, for consumer or personal economics, for economics from a global perspective, and for economics as citizen education are presented. Representative statements from mandates in Florida, Illinois, and Utah illustrate the wide range of concerns and interests with regard to economics education. But whatever the content focus, the teaching of economics involves ideology and is never value-free. It is, therefore, very important for teachers to think through a rationale for teaching economics. An excellent source of information on all aspects of economics education is the Joint Council on Economic Education. The ERIC database also includes numerous documents presenting many points of view regarding economics education. Three examples of excellent ERIC documents are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Information Sources, Required Courses
ERIC/ChESS, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Free Enterprise System; Mandatory Programs