ERIC Number: ED245954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Model for Teaching about Economic Disparities.
Stoddard, Ann H.; Drummond, Robert
A model that can be used to teach secondary students about economic disparity and its effect on the total economic welfare of the country is presented. The model has three phases. In the first phase of curriculum planning, students' needs are determined, goals and objectives are set, and content is selected. The second phase concerns teaching strategies. A seven-step process is proposed for teaching about disparities: developing awareness, initiating the task (helping the student know what the task is and when it must be completed), developing alertness (helping the student learn the techniques needed to solve the problem), developing selectiveness (helping students evaluate the information they process), synthesizing, applying principles, and evaluating the course. Examples are provided of each of these steps. The third phase of the model deals with modes of teaching. Media, newspapers, periodicals, books, and pamphlets are discussed as excellent resources for teaching about economic disparities. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).