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ERIC Number: ED380368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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High School Economics in an International Perspective: Implications for Economic Education in Russia.
Walstad, William B.
This study presents an analysis of economics instruction for high school students in various nations in the world and a rationale for economics instruction in Russia to develop a market-oriented economy. The development of the present economic curriculum in the United States is traced and the "Framework for Teaching Economics" (1977), used as the model for most economic instruction is discussed. For the Russians to develop their economic curriculum, they must first develop a working definition of economics education for the high school. Suggested steps in developing an effective economics program include: (1) key groups, such as Russian economists, high school educators, business leaders, politicians, and others, making a strong case for economics in the curriculum; (2) key economic concepts and ideas being identified for instruction; (3) ways for handling controversies in economic content that affect curricular and teaching decisions; (4) students taking a separate course in economics at different grades; (5) students being tested by a Russian test of economic understanding; and (6) undertaking further research in Russia to improve economic education at the high school level. Brief descriptions of economic education practices are described for the United States, Australia, Germany, Austria, Japan and Korea. Research analysis focuses on the lasting effects of economic instruction, the infusion approach to economics instruction, the amount of teacher education and preparation for teaching economics, and the new developments in technology and pedagogy. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia