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ERIC Number: ED171412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Research in Economics in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, K-3.
Koeller, Shirley
This paper discusses current studies of economic instruction in early childhood and primary elementary school grades. While it is true that the study of economics has shifted downward to the primary grades, it is unknown exactly how widespread the teaching of economics is at this early level. The few research studies reviewed in this paper use different materials and instructional techniques and vary enormously in quality, scope, design, sample size, population, dependent variables, length of treatment and predictable findings. The newer programs and curriculum materials for the primary grades reported in these studies do offer usable guidelines to follow and are acceptable tools for instruction. However, at the primary level, no program studied provided a "predetermined curriculum map." Areas in need of continued research are the evaluation of short term and long range effects of particular program models in economic education for young children and evaluation of the staffing and training of the teachers of these program models. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A