ERIC Number: ED103336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Economics Education in the Professional Activities of College and University Social Studies Educators. Paper No. 490.
Weidenaar, Dennis J.
This is the final report of a study to identify the role of economics education in the professional activities of college and university social studies educators. Two groups of social studies educators, one randomly selected and the other from the college and university section of the National Council for the Social Studies, received a questionnaire requesting level of economics education, attitudes toward economics education, degree of cooperation with economists, and level of interest for increasing understanding of economics. The stimulus for the study was determining the need for a program in economics designed specifically for social studies educators. The results of the survey indicate that the general background in economics of social studies educators is very weak, that interdisciplinary activity between educators and economists is lacking, and that a high degree of interest exists among social studies educators in enriching their understanding of economics. Contained in this report are the objectives, rationale, design, results, analysis of data, and conclusions of the study. Appendices including a sample questionnaire and collected data are available from the author. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration.