ERIC Number: ED187862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison Study of Secondary Distributive Education Students with Other Secondary Students or Economic Literacy.
Wilkinson, Donald R.
The purpose of this study was to determine which group, cooperative distributive education senior students or other secondary senior students, has the greater understanding of general economic concepts. Data were gathered from 1978-79 senior students in eight public secondary schools located in upper east Tennessee. Samples drawn from these eight schools were divided into three groups of participants: (1) senior students enrolled in distributive education without other economic instruction, (2) senior students enrolled in distributive education with other economic instruction, and (3) senior students not in distributive education but enrolled in a course of economics prior to participating in the study. Based on a forty-six multiple choice question economic literacy test, no evidence was found that senior students enrolled in distributive education possess a lower degree of knowledge of general economic concepts than senior students not enrolled in distributive education who have taken a one-semester course in economics. In addition, it was concluded that senior students having had a one-semester course in economics but not enrolled in distributive education display the same knowledge of general economic concepts as senior students who enroll in distributive education and a one-semester course in economics. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City.