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ERIC Number: ED030435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 21
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Economics in Two-Year Colleges: A Nation-Wide Survey.
Dawson, George G.
Based on a 54% response to a questionnaire sent to all accredited two-year colleges listed in the 1969 World Almanac, the following conclusions regarding economics education were made: (1) the mean number of economics courses offered is three; (2) the most commonly offered course is a "principles" course similar to that offered in four-year colleges; (3) 74% of the colleges require economics of some students, usually business majors; (4) 14% of two-year students take economics; (5) economics is typically the responsibility of the social science and/or business departments; (6) less than half of economics instructors teach the course full-time; (7) 3% of economics instructors have doctorates in economics, 46% have masters, 13% bachelors, and 38% have no degree in economics; and (8) independent colleges not related with churches have the highest percentage of students taking economics, and independent church related colleges have the lowest percentage. In light of the large number of students taking economics in two-year colleges, it was recommended that an evaluation be made to see if two-year economics offerings are comparable to those in four-year institutions. (MC)
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