ERIC Number: ED214837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Preparing to Teach Economics: Approaches and Resources. Revised and Expanded Edition.
Helburn, Suzanne W.; Davis, James E.
The purposes of this teaching handbook are to provide building blocks necessary for developing a course of study for secondary students in economics and to present resources and references. It is arranged in seven sections. An introductory section describes some economic organizers--the models structure and methods of analysis--that are useful for high school teaching. Section two gives short summaries of the major approaches and rationales for teaching economics, and of different schools of economic thought. Section three describes different approaches to teaching and highlights the importance of motivating students. A series of teaching strategies involving students in active learning is the focus of section four. Section five offers some guidelines for examining economics curriculum materials and reviews a number of resources that form the basis of an economics teacher's personal library. Organizations that offer resources and services for economic educators are identified in section six. The final section provides a selective list of up-to-date resources in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) data base. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Models, Organizations (Groups), Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($7.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
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