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ERIC Number: EJ1012013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Cheap and Effective: The Impact of Student-Led Recitation Classes on Learning Outcomes in Introductory Economics
Stock, Wendy A.; Ward, Kevin; Folsom, Justin; Borrenpohl, Teresa; Mumford, Sophie; Pershin, Zach; Carriere, Danielle; Smart, Heather
Journal of Economic Education, v44 n1 p1-16 2013
The authors examine the impacts of enrollment in a voluntary one-credit recitation class for ECON 101 students, focusing on course grades, course retention, and outcomes in later economics courses. The recitation classes were taught by undergraduate peer leaders with experience in upper-level microeconomics. Instead of being paid, the peer leaders enrolled in a three-credit course focused on examining research on economics pedagogy. After controlling for students' academic, demographic, and work-related characteristics, the authors' estimates indicate that recitation class students earned higher final grades than their ECON 101 counterparts. Additionally, although they were weaker students based on their ACT scores, those who enrolled in the recitation class were no more likely to drop ECON 101 than their counterparts who did not enroll in the recitation class. (Contains 7 tables and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A