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ERIC Number: EJ720572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-0293
Economic Concepts at the Core of Civic Education
Vanfossen, Phillip
International Journal of Social Education, v20 n2 p35-66 Fall-Win 2005-2006
The focus of this article is on the role that content and concepts drawn from the field of economics should play in education for self-government. How important is economic knowledge for the practice of effective citizenship in a democratic society such as the United States, and what core economic knowledge is required for effective civic education? The author addresses these questions by considering the relationship between the economic freedoms of the market and political freedom in a free society, and the intersection between the fields of economics and political science. A literature review on essential economic concepts for civic education is used as a starting point for determining a core of economic content and concepts necessary in education for democratic citizenship. The author goes on to present an analysis of the degree to which the "Indiana Academic Standards for Social Studies: United States Government" has addressed this core of economic content, and offers recommendations that might help to facilitate this integration. (Contains 5 tables and 77 endnotes.)
International Journal of Social Education, Department of History-BB209, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Tel: 765-285-8621; Fax: 765-285-5612.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; United States