ERIC Number: ED022880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Teaching Basic Production Economic Principles to Secondary School Students of Vocational Agriculture: An Evaluative Case Study.
McGuire, James E.
Four modules of instruction on basic production economic principles were developed, tried in high school classes of students preparing for on- and off-farm agricultural occupations, and evaluated for content and teaching. Basic principles studied were supply and demand, value theory, variable proportions, and marginal analysis. Total and part scores for each module were summarized by students grouped homogeneously, by students grouped by school, and by overall mean and standard deviation. Teacher and student opinionaires were used to collect data on student attitudes. It was found that high school students can learn basic production economic principles, but that some students can enjoy the instruction and learn more than others. Certain teachers appear to teach economic principles more effectively. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to Purdue University. (JM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Economics, Student Attitudes, Units of Study, Vocational Education
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