ERIC Number: ED267002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Economics in the School Curriculum, K-12.
Schug, Mark C., Ed.
Intended to help economics educators in grades K-12 foster in students the thinking skills and substantive economic knowledge necessary to become effective and participating citizens, this book is organized around four themes. Part I presents an introduction by Mark C. Schug and a section on "The Current Status of Economics in the K-12 Curriculum" (William Walstad and Michael Watts). Next, Leon Schur summarizes the key concepts and principles that are fundamental and most appropriate in the K-12 curriculum. In Part II, Mark C. Schug and Beverly Jeanne Armento discuss research on how children think about economic ideas as a basis for numerous teaching activities for elementary children. Ronald A. Banaszak then notes the importance of economic understanding for early adolescents and presents appropriate learning activities. Similarly, Judith Brenneke and John C. Soper discuss the role of economics education at the high school, offering specific teaching suggestions. In Part III, Robert B. Woyach challenges teachers with a rationale for global education and offers practical teaching suggestions that introduce young people to the interdependence of our economy and the global economic system. Then Steven Haessler and Mark C. Schug identify practical ways to enhance citizenship knowledge and skills by studying the economy and the local community. In the final section, Margaret A. Laughlin introduces numerous resources to help improve economic understanding of both teachers and students. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Community Study, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Global Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
NEA Professional Library, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Stock No. 1828-1).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.