ERIC Number: ED159087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers, Volume 15. A Report Developed from the 1976-77 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Dawson, George G., Ed.
Twenty award winning, teacher-developed programs, projects, courses, and materials in economic education are presented. These case study projects are designed to be used with kindergarten through college students. The case studies are organized by grade level into five chapters. Chapter I suggests ways to teach economic concepts to educable mentally handicapped children in grades K-3 and provides curriculum materials for typical first and second grade children on scarcity, economic disadvantagement of blacks in the United States, and the role of the government in meeting consumer demands. Chapter II focuses on community issues and economic awareness for grades four through six. Chapter III offers materials on money, banking, the Federal Reserve System, small business economics, restaurant management, and the relationship between economics and values for use in grades seven to nine. A general economics program for teenage mentally handicapped students is also outlined in this chapter. Chapter IV contains descriptions of four programs for high school students. Topics are the world marketplace, values in decision making, analytical economics for intellectually gifted students, and a self-contained mini-economy. The final chapter offers four models for curriculum development on the college level. An appendix at the end of each chapter provides brief overviews of additional courses and programs in economic education. For each case study, information is presented on grade level, project background, student ability, objectives, activities, and evaluation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Awards, Business Education, Case Studies, Class Activities, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Mild Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Projects, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($2.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
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