ERIC Number: ED124485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
Unified Program in Preparing Preservice College Education Majors for the Teaching of Economics.
FOrd, Lucille G.; Fraas, John W.
An economic education program at Ashland College designed to improve the economic literacy of preservice teachers is described. The hypothesis behind the current program is that the level of economic literacy of both the preservice teachers and their students may be substantially improved by a unified and total approach to the transmission of economic knowledge. The program consists of four separate classes which stress the knowledge of economics, the methodology of teaching economics, and the practice of teaching economics in the classroom of preservice teachers. The economics course stresses the view of economic man as a three-part interrelationship among personal and household finance, producer and manager of production, and director of public production. Each of these areas includes eight general economic concepts, such as specialization, income distribution, price, consumption, and role of government, and 36 subdivisions which are reproduced in the appendix. A description of an experimental course taught on the basis of this model program and plans for future research and publications are also included. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Course Descriptions, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Speeches, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Center for Business and Economic Education, 430 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Eastern Economic Association meeting (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, April 16, 1976)