ERIC Number: ED435423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Cultural Diversity into the Community College Macroeconomics Principles Course: Some Suggested Essays and Group Work Exercises for Students.
Petrowsky, Michael C.
This brief handbook provides a set of exercises that instructors can use if they decide to incorporate cultural diversity topics into a macroeconomics principles course. It is hoped that this guidebook will: (1) help instructors grapple with any curriculum changes in macroeconomics that require a cultural diversity segment; and (2) sensitize instructors to the role that culture plays in economic behavior. The exercises attempt to: (1) make students aware of the importance of culture and its impact on economic theory and policy; and (2) make students conscious of the fact that individual economic behavior can widely differ because of cultural influences that stem from race, ethnic, religious, age, and gender origins. These 28 exercises each cover a topic that is normally found in a macroeconomics principles course, such as exchange systems, gross domestic product, and monetary and fiscal policy. In most cases, some background material is provided for each subject, along with group exercises and essays that can be used to stimulate discussion or to be used as part of assignments or exams. Some sample evaluation instruments are also enclosed along with the syllabus used for the course and a bibliography is included that focuses on economic anthropology and economic sociology reference works. (VWC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ.