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ERIC Number: ED223503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Economic Education across the Curriculum. Fastback 183.
Schug, Mark C.
The definition of economics education, reasons for studying it, ways of integrating it into the K-12 curriculum, approaches to teaching it, and criteria for evaluating it are the foci of this booklet. Economics education is helping young people learn to make economic choices, understand basic economic concepts, and apply important economic goals in their decision making. Students should study economics to develop the critical knowledge and skills they need as citizens to make intelligent decisions and to help shape economic policy. The economic concepts that can be taught at different grade levels are examined. The plan used by Minnesota for integrating economics into the K-12 curriculum is described. Approaches that have been used successfully to teach basic economic concepts, including the use of the local community, videotape/film, television, simulation games, and microcomputers, are described. Criteria that educators can use to assess materials sponsored by corporations, banks, government agencies, public utilities, trade associations, and labor unions are presented. Steps that a school district can take to improve economic education are suggested. The appendix contains listings of economic education organizations and selected teaching materials. (RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Definitions, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This fastback is sponsored by the Dallas Texas Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.