ERIC Number: ED104756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Textbooks
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
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