ERIC Number: ED129676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Project Business: Businessmen United with Schools in New Economics for Social Studies. Handbook.
Meridian Municipal Separate School District, MS.
A high-school-level field experience program in economic education in Meridian, Mississippi, is described. The program provided exposure to various careers as well as experience with economic processes. Each student spent several weeks in a variety of business, industrial, and manufacturing organizations. Students learned the background of each organization, personnel policies, operating areas, and payroll and accounting procedures. Every two weeks students met in classroom seminars for follow-up activities, reinforcing principles and concepts they had learned on the job. Students who participated received one-half unit of credit toward graduation. In a pilot phase, one group of students, which did not receive supplementary classroom instruction, performed significantly lower on the Test of Economic Understanding than did the students with supplementary instruction. In the Handbook, the Sponsors Section describes the program, basic economic concepts emphasized in the seminars, and a schedule of seminars. The Student Section explains the program and students' responsibilities and gives a sample of the evaluation form to be filled out by sponsors for each student. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Meridian Municipal Separate School District, MS.