ERIC Number: ED416165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics.
National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
This book provides a tool for educators, specifying what K-12 grade students should learn about basic economics as they go through school. The standards are written for teachers and classroom use, offering benchmarks, guides, teaching suggestions, and teaching strategies. The essential principles of economics are identified in the 20 content standards in the book. Each standard is followed by a rationale for its inclusion. Benchmarks for the teaching of each of the content standards are provided, indicating recommended levels of attainment for students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Samples of what students can do to enhance or demonstrate their understanding of the benchmarks are provided. (EH)
Descriptors: Achievement, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement, Models, National Standards, Social Studies
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Wilton, CT.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.