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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Employs panel-data techniques, using data from the national norming of the Test of Economic Literacy, to measure instructor characteristics in effective teaching of high school economics. Measures the effect of prior training on economics instruction and school district characteristics. Suggests teachers as a key link in the educational process…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Research, High Schools
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Lopus, Jane S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using a production-functions approach, analyzes data from the National Assessment of Economic Education to investigate whether spending more on high school economics courses improves student performance measured by the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL). Delineates procedure. Results show direct allocation of resources produces improved student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Expenditure per Student
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Lynch, Gerald J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Analyzing Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) scores, examines how extent of teacher course work influences student achievement. Concludes student learning improves when instructors had a minimum of four economics courses. States results are most significant in teaching macroeconomics with implications for citizenship education. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Economics Education, High Schools
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Grimes, Paul W.; Register, Charles A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Examines the effect of unionization on high school economics teacher productivity measured by student performance on the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL). Finds that students in unionized school districts scored higher relative to students in nonunionized districts. Suggests these findings have implications for resource allocation. Includes tables…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, High Schools, National Competency Tests
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Vredeveld, George M.; Jeong, Jin-Ho – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using data from the National Assessment of Economic Education Survey, investigates how goal agreement between student and teacher influenced students' attitudes and desire to study more economics. Likens students to consumers and suggests course content should reflect student preference. Method for statistical model is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Economics Education, High Schools
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McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study to determine the extent to which higher education institutions do or do not have policies requiring the collection of outcomes data; how useful chairs of economic departments perceive these measures to be; and whether or not institutions plan to enhance their assessment efforts in the future. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Economics, Economics Education
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Chressanthis, George A.; Chressanthis, June D. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that subscription price increases for academic journals have been the area of single greatest concern to librarians during the past decade. Finds that systematic variations in library prices across economics journals offer explainable reasons. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Economics
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Gelles, Gregory M.; Johnson, Walter D. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that issues of economic literacy have typically focused on the content of individual courses, teaching approaches, and the curriculum for the economics major. Describes a program offering an economics minor including curriculum requirement, student recruitment and retention, and the costs and benefits to the institution. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Economics
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Siegfried, John J.; Scott, Charles E. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that the number of students who major in economics is important to economics departments because college and university budgets often are affected by enrollment. Reviews the number of four-year economics degrees since 1977-78 as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Economics Education
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White, Lawrence J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a study of efforts by 76 college economics departments to assess faculty teaching effectiveness. Discusses four assessment methods: (1) classroom visits; (2) teaching materials; (3) formal follow-up; and (4) informal soundings. Concludes that many feel uncomfortable with the evaluation process. (CFR)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that the Commission on Graduate Education in Economics report addresses issues related to doctoral programs but does not provide information on master's degree programs. Reports on a study of 123 colleges offering master's degrees in economics. Finds a surprising lack of variation among the programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Economics
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Ross, Clark G. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a survey of 32 colleges and universities on changes in undergraduate comparative economic programs since the collapse of the Soviet Union and centralized socialism. Finds that most institutions maintained the course with significant modifications in course content and approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Education, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies
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Rao, Milind – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that, in recent years, over half of the Ph.D.s awarded in economics in the United States have gone to foreign students. Asserts that the time-to-completion for the economics Ph.D. degree also has increased. Explores this relationship along with why foreign students study in the United States. (CFR)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Departments, Developing Nations, Doctoral Programs
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a study of the number of four-year Bachelor's degrees awarded in economics in 1993-94. Finds that the number of undergraduate degrees in economics continues to decline. Presents three tables of statistical data and discusses possible reasons for this decline. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Degrees (Academic), Economics, Economics Education
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Peterson, Norris A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1992
Presents results of a study using a switching regression model to correct for biases in assessing the gain in economic knowledge from high school economic courses. Explains that regressors used included geometry, civics, female, African-American, college, twelfth, and dummy variables. Reports substantial differences between students who elect…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Research, Elective Courses, Individual Differences
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