ERIC Number: ED170212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Current Research Related to the High School Economics Curriculum.
Melvin, Emily A.
This paper reviews selected research efforts conducted during the period 1968-78 related to high school economics. More than 17 studies, which were selected on the basis of appropriateness, replicability, representativeness, and relevance, are summarized. The studies are grouped into categories of instruction, attitudes, and student achievement correlates. In the area of instruction, research studies explored the effectiveness of techniques such as gaming and structured debate, and the relationship between students' economic understanding and use of economic concepts in history courses. In the area of attitudes, research studies explored the relationships between economic understanding and students' attitudes toward economic issues, and between teacher attitudes toward economic issues and change in student attitudes. In the area of student achievement correlates, several studies examined the effects of students' sex and socioeconomic status on their economic understanding. The author concludes that additional research is needed in several areas. For example, future research should explore the lack of consistent findings concerning correlations between student attitudes toward economic issues and student achievement. (AV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)