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Jackstadt, Stephen L.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
To investigate whether economics education makes students more conservative, an attitude instrument was administered to college students taking courses in economics, world civilizations, and education. Results showed that a complex of factors is responsible for the greater conservatism exhibited by some (but not all) of the economics classes…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Economics Education, Education, Educational Assessment
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Wetzstein, Michael E.; Broder, Josef M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
College faculty may be able to improve their teaching effectiveness by a reallocation of the inputs devoted to teaching (e.g., using student evaluations early in the course), by increasing the level of the resources used in teaching, or by changing the characteristics of the inputs (teaching practicums, seminars, or sabbaticals). (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Martin, David A.; Bender, David S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The study found that although field independent and field dependent sixth grade students had equal prior knowledge of economic concepts, field independent students learned more than field dependent students from "Trade-Offs." Males were more field independent than females. Although males scored higher on the posttest, the difference was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Economics Education, Educational Research, Females
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Dalgaard, Bruce R.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
The general educational research literature indicates that computer-assisted instruction (CAI) can be an effective instructional strategy. However, there is a need for methods and tools for measuring the cost effectiveness of CAI. A taxonomy for addressing questions of cost in CAI is presented. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Costs
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Buckles, Stephen; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
Indiana's K-12 consumer and economic education program was rated very high by participating teachers. However, the lack of program effectiveness beyond just in-service training is reflected by the fact that no significant differences were found between the economic concepts that participanting and nonparticipating economics teachers reported…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Educational Practices
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Luker, William A.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
Based on an independent analysis of the data used to evaluate the Developmental Economic Education Program, questions are raised about the methodology and conclusions reached by Walstad and Soper in an article published in the Winter 1982 issue of the Journal. The original study is also defended in two replies. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology
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Chizmar, John F.; Ostrosky, Anthony L – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Suggests that using the one-minute paper to teach an introductory economics course increases economic knowledge regardless of student ability level and instructor characteristics. The one-minute paper is a form of feedback where the students answer a few basic questions about the lesson at the end of the class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Economics, Economics Education, Feedback
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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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Holahan, William L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Uses five unusual indifference curve exercises to show how changing the jail sentence and changing the reward for good behavior can influence the crime rate. Recommends eliminating minimum sentencing while raising sentencing and increasing the rewards for good behavior. Includes illustrative graphs for each exercise. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Causal Models
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Yates, Andrew J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Maintains that the equal marginal value principle may not be optimal in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce auto emissions, the economics of garbage disposal, and the economics of pollution abatement. Argues that examining these exceptions can help students understand the equal marginal value principle. (MJP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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Egger, John B. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Briefly defines and provides some background on Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk's "marginal pairs" theory of pricing. Asserts that Bohm-Bawerk's theory is a good introduction to the Austrian school of economics and illustrates the differences between this approach and neoclassical economic theory. Includes several graphs and tables of data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Cost Indexes, Economics, Economics Education
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Frank, Bjorn – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Recommends reviewing the 1958 debate between P. A. Samuelson and J. R. Minasian over the controversy involving tax-financed television versus pay-TV. This exercise is a lively way to introduce students to the issue of exclusionary devices for public goods. Includes graphical analysis and excerpts from the original debates. (MJP)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Debate, Decision Making, Economics
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Mead, Arthur C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes class exercises where undergraduates construct and test mathematical models using data and issues related to social security. The students collect data and forecast economic and demographic variables that determine future tax rates. They then discuss government policies that are derived from their models. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Economics, Economics Education
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DeBoer, Dale R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes a class where students learn microeconomics from the perspective of a new business owner. This approach requires reordering the typical sequence of material and introducing a market simulation exercise. Includes a sample business plan, course outline, and data tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Skills, Capitalism, Economics Education
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Vaage, Gjermund; Kohn, Robert E. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Examines two classes of production functions in which the long-run competitive equilibrium scale of the firm increases when the relative price of the dominant factor decreases. Compares these with a third class of production functions where the equilibrium scale is independent of the relative price of the dominant factor. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Causal Models, Competition, Cost Indexes
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