ERIC Number: ED260978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-3
Reference Count: 0
A Preview of High School Level Economic Software.
Kincade, Jeannine H.
The purpose of this study was to locate and evaluate high-school-level economic software compatible with an Apple II or IIe computer. To identify software, computer searches were run, bibliographies were scanned, and reviews were collected. Only software that was recommended by some outside source was included in the evaluation. The following seven programs are evaluated in this report: "Bargain"; "Investing for Your Future"; "Sell Lemonade"; "Sell Robots"; and "South Dakota: An Economic and Mathematics Simulation." For each program complete bibliographic information is provided, the content is described, and the major strengths and weaknesses are discussed. Each program is also critiqued for its educational, technical, and management soundness. Compared to other subject areas in the high school curriculum, educational software for economics is one of the least developed. To help alleviate the economic software shortage, the Joint Council on Economic Education is in the process of assembling specialists to plan a means of developing quality software that is inexpensive. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University.