ERIC Number: ED268998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
What the Research Is Saying. Give and Take Series. Research Report 95.
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
"Give and Take" is a series of twelve 15-minute television/film programs and related print materials on economics and consumer economics designed to improve the knowledge and decision-making skills of 13- to 15-year-old students. This paper reviews six separate research studies that help to determine the effects of "Give and Take" on students' knowledge of and attitudes toward economics, and whether teacher training with the program affects students' outcomes. Information provided for each of the studies includes: (1) the major investigative focus; (2) research methodologies; (3) the target population; and (4) study findings. A final section integrates the findings of the studies and draws conclusions based on their results. It is concluded that "Give and Take" is an excellent tool for increasing student economic cognition when used by a teacher with an active teaching style. Furthermore, there is limited evidence that it has a positive influence on student attitudes toward economics and on teachers' attitudes toward teaching economics. Appendices contain a list of instruments used in the six studies and a comprehensive chart of studies reviewed. References are also provided. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Consumer Economics, Decision Making Skills, Economics Education, Educational Television, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Material Evaluation, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402-0120 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.