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Koscielniak, James – 1974
This survey provides information about the content of introductory economic courses. Responses from 62 midwestern college and university instructors of introductory economics characterize the content, methods, texts, and conceptual approaches currently used. Results of the study show that introductory courses teach supply and demand, product…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Course Content, Economic Change, Economics
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Frank, Robert H. – Journal of Economic Education, 2006
Several months after having completed an introductory economics course, most students are no better able to answer simple economic questions than students who never took the course. The problem seems to be that principles courses try to teach students far too much, with the result that everything goes by in a blur. The good news is that a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Writing Assignments, Teaching Methods, Essays
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Sussman, Jeffrey – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
College students working in a personalized instruction system in an introductory economics course can learn as much as students in conventional settings. (RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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Horvath, Jane; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1992
Presents results of a study examining gender differences in measures of academic aptitude and achievement that predict persistence in introductory economics courses. Concludes that females need more validation than male students to persist in the study of economics. Suggests that the need for female students to overcome classroom climate may…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Persistence, Classroom Environment
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Lage, Maureen J.; Treglia, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Articulates five phases of integrating women's studies issues into a traditional curriculum. Examines the impact of integrating phase three, applying accepted economic theory to the realm of women, in an undergraduate introductory economics course. Includes a curriculum comparison of traditional and gender-inclusive courses. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Consciousness Raising, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Birks, Stuart; Lage, Maureen J.; Treglia, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Maintains that there is an inconsistency in the regression analysis of the data presented in Maureen J. Lage and Michael Treglia's 1996 article, "The Impact of Integrating Scholarship on Women into Introductory Economics." The authors admit the error, correct it, and report no difference in their original conclusions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Criticism, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis
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Rishi, Meenakshi – College Teaching, 1998
Factors in development of a new introductory economics course, primarily for nonmajors, are discussed. These include selection of course content to capture student interest and reflect societal change, creation of a more stimulating classroom environment, and use of three cooperative learning activities on poverty, inflation, and budget deficits.…
Descriptors: Budgets, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Sussman, Jeffrey – Alternative Higher Education: The Journal of Nontraditional Studies, 1979
A study to determine the effectiveness of the personalized system of instruction format used in the introductory economics course at Empire State College is reported. Also addressed are the ability of adult students in the personalized system to learn as much as students in conventional settings, and the explaining and predicting of adult…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Students, College Instruction, Economics Education
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Gachter, Simon; Thoni, Christian; Tyran, Jean-Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 2006
Instructors can use a computerized experiment to introduce students to imperfect competition in courses on introductory economics, industrial organization, game theory, and strategy and management. In addition to introducing students to strategic thinking in general, the experiment serves to demonstrate that profits of a firm fall as the number of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Competition, Experiments
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Hurd, Stephen J. – Economics, 1983
A model which provides a valuable framework for helping college students in introductory economics courses appraise development strategies in Third World countries is presented. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Englander, Fred; Terregrossa, Ralph A.; Wang, Zhaobo – Educational Review, 2010
The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between the grade performance of 128 students in an introductory micro-economics course and the average number of hours per week these students report spending on the Internet. The literature review offers a "priori" arguments supporting both positive and negative relationships.…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Achievement, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Caviglia-Harris, Jill L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2003
Outlines a model for teaching economics that incorporates introductory economics concepts into an interdisciplinary class that includes three disciplines focused on a central theme. Covers the principles of microeconomics and the fundamentals of environmental economics. Links these topics to those covered in the ecology and philosophy sections of…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
Clark, J. R. – 1976
A recent survey indicates a substantial degree of homogeneity in the content of introductory economic principles courses. Although community college instructors seem more likely than their four-year institution counterparts to experiment with course content and format, there is an evident need for teaching reform in the profession as a whole. In…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab. – 1990
Descriptions of lessons within each of three computer-based curricula for high school students (U.S. government, U.S. history, and introductory economics) are presented in this instructor's manual. Each curriculum is divided into lesson units and covers basic concepts. The reading-level is approximately tenth grade. Each unit consists of a pretest…
Descriptors: Civics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Economics Education, High Schools
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Polimeni, John M.; Iorgulescu, Raluca I. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Love it or hate it, assessment has become the new reality on college and university campuses. Although measuring student achievement of course outcomes is not an easy task, assessment does not need to be a complex or painful experience. This paper describes the methods used to assess student achievement of the stated course outcomes in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Achievement Tests, Outcome Measures, Student Evaluation
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