ERIC Number: ED266989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of State Mandates for Economics Instruction, 1985-86. Excellence in Economic Education, JCEE Checklist No. 360.
Brennan, Dennis C.
Fifty state departments of education were surveyed to determine state changes in economics education (including consumer education and free enterprise education) mandates since an earlier survey conducted in 1981 by Brennan and Banaszak. Findings, which are presented in a table summarizing the status of mandates for economics instruction in each state, show that as of March 1, 1985: (1) 27 states had mandated that students receive some form of instruction in economics; (2) 15 states required at least a semester course in economics for high school graduation; (3) four states required that high schools make available a course in economics for those students who elect to take it; (4) 24 states had an economics/free enterprise mandate; and (5) 10 states had mandates for economic education. Comments about the nature of these changes and state funding allocated for economics education are also provided in the table. A second table outlining graduation course requirements in economics in 15 states concludes the booklet. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, National Surveys, Required Courses, State Standards
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.