ERIC Number: ED069580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Instructor's Handbook to the Package Economics Course.
Lovell, Hugh; Harter, Charlotte T.
This economics package course, designed for school districts wishing to give further in-service training to teachers of grades one through eight, offers seven original and three recent additional lessons. Supplementing teachers' guides, the objective of the handbook is to give teachers confidence in teaching economics and, further, enthusiasm about the subject which they will relay to their students. The non-credit course is organized into general sessions handled by an economics instructor for approximately two-thirds of the available classroom time, with the remainder of the time handled by experienced classroom teachers holding grade-level meetings for smaller groups of teachers. Seven sessions of two to three hours each deal with a variety of instructional techniques of interest to teachers, primarily lecturing, transparencies, films, problems, and quizzes. The handbook material suggests procedures for each of the grade level meetings, emphasizing discussion, and for general session meetings, offers short descriptions of topics, a list related instructional materials, and a brief description of how each session should be organized. The ten unit topics are on economics in general, producers, consumer economics, business and governments, specialization and trade, money and banking, economic growth and stability, jobs, income and unions, Oregon's public services and goods, and a review. (SJM)
Descriptors: Banking, Business Cycles, Consumer Education, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Labor Economics, Secondary School Teachers, Social Sciences, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Council on Economic Education, Portland.