ERIC Number: ED190189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Economics Education in Two-Year Colleges: An Overview and Summary of Research. Research in Economic Education, Report No. 3.
Dawson, George G.
Based on a review of 60 studies, this three-part report analyzes the research to date on economics education in the two-year college. After introductory material noting the growing interest in research in economics education, Part I describes the three broad categories into which the studies fall: (1) fact-finding studies, designed to determine information such as course content, instructor characteristics, and the type of department responsible for economics courses; (2) comparative studies, designed to contrast economics instruction at two-year colleges with instruction at four-year institutions; and (3) internal studies, designed to measure the effectiveness of instruction without making a comparison with four-year colleges. This section also provides a summary of the major findings produced by each type of research, a discussion of further investigation needs, and recommendations for improving research methodology based upon flaws in past studies. Part II presents a selected bibliography of 85 relevant research studies, and Part III provides synopses of the objectives, methodology, and results of 60 of these studies. The report concludes with a brief description of the research and publishing goals of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Empire State College. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Research, Economics Education, Educational Research, Institutional Research, National Surveys, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Council on Economic Education, Albany.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury, NY. Center for Business and Economic Education.