ERIC Number: EJ963663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Cost of Economic Literacy: How Well Does a Literacy-Targeted Principles of Economics Course Prepare Students for Intermediate Theory Courses?
Gilleskie, Donna B.; Salemi, Michael K.
Journal of Economic Education, v43 n2 p111-132 2012
In a typical economics principles course, students encounter a large number of concepts. In a literacy-targeted course, students study a "short list" of concepts that they can use for the rest of their lives. While a literacy-targeted principles course provides better education for nonmajors, it may place economic majors at a disadvantage in postprinciples courses. In this article, the authors test whether students who completed a literacy-targeted principles course earned intermediate theory grades as high as those of students who completed a traditional principles course. The authors' findings indicate that students who complete a literacy-targeted principles course perform no worse in intermediate theory courses than students who complete a traditional principles course. (Contains 11 tables and 6 notes.)
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Instruction, Course Content, Introductory Courses, Advanced Courses, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Grades (Scholastic), Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Robustness (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina