ERIC Number: ED124245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Alternative Approaches to Introductory Economics.
Clark, J. R.
A recent survey indicates a substantial degree of homogeneity in the content of introductory economic principles courses. Although community college instructors seem more likely than their four-year institution counterparts to experiment with course content and format, there is an evident need for teaching reform in the profession as a whole. In order to encourage experimentation in the teaching of economic principles, the Joint Council on Economic Education, in conjunction with the Committee on Economic Education of the American Economic Association, began pilot programs to provide instructors at eight institutions with experimental resource materials. Only six of these schools completed course development, involving the development of a course outline, course syllabus, evaluation procedures, and methods of student testing. This document reviews the individual course content and approach taken by each of the participating institutions: Florida State University, Indiana University, Oklahoma State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado, and University of Wisconsin. (NHM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Experimental Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, D.C., March 17-19, 1976)