ERIC Number: ED100790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
The Relevance of Economics in the High School: The Developmental Economic Education Program. SSEC Publication No. 131.
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)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Economic Research, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Process Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC No. 131, $1.40, prepaid)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.