ERIC Number: ED143571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Economic Education in Senior High Schools [And] Working Propositions [And] Working Bibliography.
Brickell, Henry M.; Scott, Mary Carroll W.
The report presents a narrative containing over 20 generalizations about the effectiveness of economic education in senior high schools. Policy Studies in Education, a department of the Educational Research Council of America, conducted a 14-step review of research in order to develop the generalizations. The process involved collection and review of existing research, development of 27 working propositions and a working bibliography, review of the working papers by specialists and generalists, and revision of the working papers to accommodate additional citations by reviewers. The resulting generalizations represent the best understanding of what the research literature says. Among the generalizations are statements that senior high students learn little economics without formal courses; with economics courses students acquire economic knowledge and become more conservative; student learning increases in proportion to the amount of teacher training; and superior teaching methods include those that make the content relevant to students' lives. The pamphlet of working propositions covers areas of student characteristics, course types, and teacher training. The working bibliography contains over 600 titles of evaluation and research studies dealing with economic education from the elementary through postsecondary levels of schooling. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Content, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Performance Factors, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Background, Teaching Methods
Policy Studies in Education, 475 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 ($2.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.