ERIC Number: ED254440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Economic Education Programs with Employees: A Study from the Perspective of B. F. Goodrich Tire Group, TRW, and the Timken Company.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of nonschool economic education programs, using as specific examples three Ohio companies--The Timken Company, B. F. Goodrich, and TRW. The objectives and content of the economic programs that each of these company offers it employees are described, and the procedures used to evaluate each program's effectiveness are discussed. The companies' economic programs include elements that suggest program success. For example, the programs take into consideration the employees' needs and interests. The companies are committed to economics education and the provision of programs that are not self-serving and avoid being propagandistic. One of the companies believes, however, that basic economic knowledge should be provided through adult or college education, with industry providing additional on-going economics programs. The companies' internal evaluations showed that their economic programs are enthusiastically received by employees. However, the success and effectiveness of the nonschool economic education program cannot be determined until a standardized objective instrument is developed for evaluative purposes. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Industry, Job Enrichment, Nonschool Educational Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (10th, New York City, NY, March 15-17, 1984).