ERIC Number: ED313307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-26
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Texas High School Free Enterprise Textbooks.
Ketcham, Allen F.; Rossman, Joseph E., Jr.
The 66th and 67th Texas legislatures mandated that an economics course with an emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits be a required course for all students graduating from Texas high schools. This paper presents an analysis of the 1982-1988 textbooks adopted for that course. The key concepts evaluated were: definition of economics, definition of economic problems, economic resources, economic goals, economic systems definitions, gains from capitalism, gains from socialism/communism, generic gains, weaknesses of economic systems, personalities of capitalism, and personalities of communism. The texts examined were: (1) "Economics of Our Free Enterprise System" (K. Brown and others); (2) "Essentials of Economics and Free Enterprise" (R. Hodgetts, T. Smart); (3)"Fundamentals of the American Free Enterprise System" (R. Hodgetts, T. Smart); (4) "Hard Choices: The Economics of the American Free Enterprise System" (W. Luker, G. Luker); (5) "Free Enterprise--The American Economic System" (R. Smith and others); (6) "Consumer Economic Problems" (R. Warmke, E. Wyllie); (7) "Invitation to Economics" (L. Wolken, J. Glocker). The findings are presented in three tables and one graph. (PPB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Texas