ERIC Number: ED102043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Economics in History and the Social Sciences.
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Papers presented by social scientists at a 1974 Joint Council seminar designed to assist authors and publishers in improving existing materials or developing new texts in social studies are reproduced in this volume. The seven papers focus on how to integrate economics into elementary and secondary social studies and history courses. The first article by James D. Calderwood, entitled "Economic Ideas and Concepts," discusses the basic principles and importance of economic concepts. Melvin M. Tumin in "The Role of Economics in Social Analysis" examines the relationship between economics and sociology. John S. Gibson in "The Economics of Politics, and Vice Versa" describes ways in which economics can be included in political science courses. Paul L. Ward in "Grafting Good Economics onto Basic History Courses" provides specific examples of the importance of economic events in history. Clark C. Bloom shows how economics is essential in the study of geography in "Economics and Geography." Benjamin Chinitz outlines the relatively new field of urban economics in "Urban Development: Key Economic Concepts." In the last article Nathan Glazer examines the general status of social studies in schools in "The Social Sciences in Liberal Education." Each article contains a select list of relevant suggested reading. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nontraditional Education, Political Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.