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ERIC Number: EJ834642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Are High School Economics Teachers the Same as Other Social Studies Teachers? The Results of a National Survey
Schug, Mark C.; Dieterle, David; Clark, J. R.
Social Education, v73 n2 p71-75 Mar 2009
Previous studies have focused on how well students are learning economics, how teachers are trained, and other outcomes associated with improved understanding of economics. However, almost nothing is reported in the research literature on economics teachers' views of the curriculum, how they teach their subject, their views on public issues, and professional development. To improve their understanding of the teaching of economics, the authors surveyed 300 economics teachers as part of a larger survey they commissioned of 1,201 social studies teachers. Survey findings indicated that, although high school economics textbooks reflect a strong emphasis on core microeconomic and macroeconomic content, economics teachers placed a much higher value on personal finance and consumer education. Surprisingly, it was found that the majority of economics teachers do not seem to place much importance on international economics. (Contains 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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