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Adams, Erin C. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
This article examines the theoretical assumptions underlying K-12 economic curriculum and the consequences of this curriculum for citizenship education and democracy. Specifically, the article discusses scholarship related to the critique of neoclassic economic theory's role in influencing the "Voluntary National Content Standards in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Economics Education
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Lucey, Thomas A. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to examine an instrument designed to measure an individual's spiritual capital. Spiritual capital represents a relatively new concept that relates to one's relationship to financial resources such that he or she exhibits dispositions and behaviors toward justice-oriented environments. This study served to interpret…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Measures (Individuals), Social Justice, Business Administration Education
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Steel, Jill – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Scotland is experiencing a period of radical educational transformation in the effort to raise attainment. Dearden argued for the promotion of autonomy in 1975 at another time of sweeping educational change. The principle of autonomy is firmly entrenched in Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence and seen as key to ensuring pupils develop a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Personal Autonomy, Educational Change
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Cai, Liexu – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Since the first Confucius Institute was set up by the Chinese government for the promotion of Chinese language and culture overseas in 2004, the development of Confucius Institutes has become exponentially increasing. Currently, there are 29 Confucius Institutes in the United Kingdom among over 500 Confucius Institutes abroad; meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Asian Culture, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Zanzzi, Fabricio; Bernabé, Lorena; Fernández, Jair; Marquez-Pinoargote, Claudia – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
This research compared the economics curriculum of the economics undergraduate programs of the best universities in the world, and those of universities within a developing country (Ecuador), in order to show the basic formal differences and the common characteristics (intra-rankings and inter-rankings). The proposed comparison criteria were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Undergraduate Study
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De Beckker, Kenneth; Compen, Boukje; De Bock, Dirk; Schelfhout, Wouter – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
This study examines the capabilities of in-service secondary school teachers to provide financial education. Data were gathered from online surveys, which were spread among 300 teachers in the Flemish region of Belgium. We distinguish between perceived and actual capabilities. Our results reveal that only one third of teachers consider themselves…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Money Management, Foreign Countries
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Amagir, Aisa; Groot, Wim; Maassen van den Brink, Henriëtte; Wilschut, Arie – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Using a framework for educational design research, this article reports and evaluates the (process of the) design of a financial education program. The program is designed for high school students in the prevocational track in the Netherlands. The aim of the program is to improve students' financial knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, Money Management, Vocational Education
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Holtsch, Doreen; Brückner, Sebastian; Förster, Manuel; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
In the commercial sector, which is of crucial importance to the Swiss economy among other countries, a large number of apprentices are trained on a vocational education and training programme every year. Besides other subjects, the subject Economics and Society forms an integral part of the vocational education and training curriculum and serves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Rudeloff, Michelle; Brahm, Taiga; Pumptow, Marina – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Financial literacy is becoming increasingly important, in particular for adolescents since they are exposed to financial services earlier and earlier. At the same time, empirical studies indicate that male learners show higher financial literacy than women; however, other studies find significant or contrary differences between male and female…
Descriptors: Money Management, Gender Differences, Educational Opportunities, Secondary School Students
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Ackermann, Nicole; Siegfried, Christin – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Studies indicate that male students outperform female students in economic literacy and that a specific item format (selected-response, constructed-response) favours either males or females. This study analyses the relationship between item format and gender in economic-civic competence using the WBK-T2 test ("revidierter Test zur…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Format, Economics, Knowledge Level
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Jüttler, Michael; Schumann, Stephan – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
In higher education, across countries, a large share of students choose to study economics. Although there is only a small difference in the share of female and male students in that field, there is robust empirical evidence of a gender gap in economic competencies, showing that male students in most cases outperform female students. There is a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Competence
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Förster, Manuel; Happ, Roland – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
The results of numerous studies indicate that male students achieve better results on economic knowledge tests than their female classmates. Although this phenomenon has been known for a long time, the gender-specific mechanisms of this gap have not been explored in depth. According to social and educational scientific theories and the current…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Interests, Mass Media Use, Knowledge Level
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Siegfried, Christin; Wuttke, Eveline – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2019
Due to their test economy and objective evaluability, multiple-choice items are used much more frequently to test knowledge than constructed-response questions. However, studies point out that dependencies may exist between the individual test result and the test format (multiple-choice or constructed-response). Studies testing economic knowledge…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Bias, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences
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Amagir, Aisa; Groot, Wim; Maassen van den Brink, Henriëtte; Wilschut, Arie – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2018
In this systematic literature review, we evaluate the effectiveness of financial-literacy education programs and interventions for children and adolescents. Furthermore, the key characteristics of the design of a successful financial-education curriculum are described. The evidence shows that school-based financial-education programs can improve…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Money Management, Children, Adolescents
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Edling, Silvia; Mooney Simmie, Geraldine – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2018
How questions concerning democracy and emancipation thread through teacher education is currently under theorized and there is a paucity of cross-national studies examining the problem. In this study, we draw from a number of theoretical frameworks for their discursive positioning of democracy and emancipation in teacher education and what we are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Democracy, Documentation
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