ERIC Number: ED276662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Economic Analysis and Assumptions in Global Education.
Miller, Steven L.
Economic educators recognize the importance of a global perspective, at least in part because the international sector has become more important over the past few decades. The application of economic principles calls into question some assumptions that appear to be common among members of the global education movement. That these assumptions might be erroneous raises questions about the instructional strategies and materials used in some social studies classes. Explored in this paper are three assumptions that are often made by global educators and that are erroneous. First, consideration is given to the apparent emphasis on what is referred to as the "zero-sum" assumption. Second, the implicit assumption of the weakness of incentives is examined. Finally, the paper challenges the assumptions leading to the persistent use of trend lines as a device for forecasting the future. (BZ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (New York, November 14-17, 1986).