ERIC Number: ED098102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Economic Education in St. Paul [Minnesota] and Area High Schools.
The Economic Education Center of the College of St. Thomas conducted this survey of social studies and business education programs in the St. Paul area high schools to procure information for determining (1) the types of services needed by classroom teachers in the field of economics and (2) the nature of programs which should be offered by the center. The survey examined the academic backgrounds of the teachers, their preparation in economics, the extent and nature of course offerings in economics, and the types of programs which the teachers would like to have available in order to help them become more effective and proficient teachers of economics. The results indicated that only 5 percent of the 241 who returned the questionnaires had undergraduate majors in economics. Sixty-four percent of the teachers responding indicated that they would like to further their knowledge in economics. The measurement of the extent of high school course offerings in economics showed that economics is generally not offered as a required course. Rather it is often taught as an elective course or as part of a general social studies course. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Council on Economic Education, Minneapolis.
Authoring Institution: College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
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