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ERIC Number: EJ767240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Integrating Economics Research, Education, and Service
Brooks, Nancy; Schramm, Richard
Journal of Economic Education, v38 n1 p36-43 Win 2007
Since January 2000, the authors have experimented with an integrated community-based research-education-service model that combined (1) funded research into the local economic effects of the University of Vermont; (2) a sequence of four semester-long courses to conduct the research and to implement and evaluate key findings; and (3) a university-community partnership that defined and guided the research and helped identify and implement actions that grew out of the research. The authors found that combining all three goals--research, education, and service--into a set of integrated activities can offer substantial benefits to faculty, students, and community groups. In particular, these innovative experiential courses can improve the quality of learning and serve as a capstone course for an undergraduate economics major. (Contains 8 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont