ERIC Number: ED114340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Laboratory Approach to Economic Education: A Manual for High School Teachers.
Prehn, Edward C., Ed.; Dawson, George G., Ed.
This manual is intended to help high school teachers use a laboratory field trip approach to economic education. The information in the manual is based on experiences which were part of the Akron, Ohio, Public School pilot program in economics that combined classroom instruction with in-depth exposure to community resources. Part 1 of the manual outlines some of the ways field trips can become meaningful illustrations of educational concepts, discusses the use of guest speakers, and describes methods for involving students in the classroom learning resource center. Part 2 outlines the Akron pilot program experience and discusses the purpose, procedure, staffing, resources, and evaluation procedures of the project. Also provided are suggestions for classroom and field activities. The Pilot Project Economics Test is included. The Appendix contains sources of free economic materials and a bibliography of economic textbooks and audiovisuals. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Resources, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Field Experience Programs, Field Trips, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Tests
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York10036 ($1.50, 20 percent discount on 10 or more, paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.; Akron Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio