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ERIC Number: ED104756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to the Selection of College Introductory Economics Textbooks.
Leamer, Laurence E.
This guide provides teachers, authors, and editors with a fuller knowledge of economics textbook alternatives. The guide consists of four parts which provide information on 41 college economic texts published 1970-72. Part 1 is a guide to text identification through such objective factors as approach, length, price, rigor, publisher, title, textbook organization, economic problems, chapter assignments, teaching aids, index items, supplements, and author's background. Part 2 categorizes the texts by the author's opinion of their worth in terms of clarity, accuracy, point-of-view, innovation, teaching strategies, selectivity, and author credentials. Part 3 provides a one page summary profile of important objective characteristics of each of the 41 texts. Also included in this section is a list of 16 supplementary materials for economics courses. The fourth section asks what kind of text a teacher may want and then provides suggested possibilities depending on the previous objective criteria. (Author/DE)
S.U.N.Y. Binghamton Center for Economic Education and Public Policy, Binghamton, New York 13901 (Free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Binghamton. Economic Growth Inst.
Note: An updated version of this volume is planned for 1976; legibility may be marginal