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ERIC Number: ED360287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Integrated Teacher Education Model for Enhanced Economic Literacy of Primary Teachers.
Kourilsky, Marilyn
It is believed that if primary grade children are exposed to the fundamentals of economics, they will be better able to comprehend and apply the principles in later years. This paper describes an inservice economics education training institute for elementary school teachers that integrates the following strategies: (1) an experienced-based curriculum; (2) the Generative Model of Teaching (instructional strategies which empower the learner) and the Generative Model of Mislearning and Recovery (preconceptions that are actually misconceptions); and (3) Information Referenced Testing (IRT) (a scoring system which increases the learner's confidence level). The curriculum consists of nine sequential units, each of which follows a 3-step process: experiences, debriefing, and reinforcement. Teachers learned by experiencing a modified adult application of the program. Pre- and posttesting item analysis suggest that teachers exposed to the model increased their confidence levels in economics information from 54 percent to 89 percent. Appendixes provide learner objectives for an integrated teacher education model, IRT responses, total item analysis, item-by-item analysis, and an examinee's individual education plan. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A