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ERIC Number: ED100790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 39
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The Relevance of Economics in the High School: The Developmental Economic Education Program. SSEC Publication No. 131.
Saunders, Phillip
Because the economy is such an integral part of our social fabric, the inclusion of an economics program in K-12 curriculum is crucial in a contemporary social studies program. Most economic studies currently being "learned" are wrong, however, and must be changed. A strong case for the teaching of basic analytical skills rather than a particular body of subject matter is presented. These skills enable students to study other special problems or concerns as well as economics. The study of economics can aid decision-making and analytical skills in real-world policy problems. Teacher training programs and summer institutes for inservice teachers were conducted to implement a new economics curriculum. The Pittsburgh Developmental Economics Education Project (DEEP) is analyzed and is offered as a model for the successful implementation of economics into existing curriculum. (Author/JR)
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC No. 131, $1.40, prepaid)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.