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Bosshardt, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
"The Cognitive Challenges of Effective Teaching," by Chew and Cerbin (2021) outlines a framework of nine cognitive challenges to student learning. The framework can help economic educators better design and describe new ideas for teaching in economics. In this article, the author highlights and expands upon ideas that are particularly…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Instructional Design, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors investigate the relationship between undergraduate economics coursework or majoring in economics and the debt behavior of the college graduates. The data come from the Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) longitudinal survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. College graduates who took courses in undergraduate economics or…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Outcomes of Education, Money Management, Undergraduate Study
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The Baccalaureate and Beyond study from the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education contains a nationally representative set of transcript data from colleges and university graduates in the 2007-2008 academic year, the latest year for which such data are available. The authors use the transcript data to analyze…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
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Walstad, William; Urban, Carly; Asarta, Carlos J.; Breitbach, Elizabeth; Bosshardt, William; Heath, Julie; O'Neill, Barbara; Wagner, Jamie; Xiao, Jing Jian – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
This review discusses the heterogeneity in the effectiveness of financial education programs that occurs because of the unique conditions for programs and methods to evaluate them. The authors define six groups served by financial education: children, youth, college students and young adults, working adults, military personnel, and low-income…
Descriptors: Money Management, Consumer Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The "National Standards for Financial Literacy" describe the knowledge, understanding, and skills that are important for students to learn about personal finance. They are designed to guide teachers, school administrators, and other educators in developing curriculum and educational materials for teaching financial literacy. In this…
Descriptors: National Standards, Financial Services, Money Management, Academic Standards
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Becker, William E.; Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Based on results from a 1999 national survey, William Becker and Michael Watts found that student evaluations of teaching were by far the most widely used, and often the only method used by economics departments, to evaluate teaching in undergraduate economics courses. To investigate whether departments of economics have moved beyond the use of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Economics Education, Undergraduate Study, National Surveys
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Allgood, Sam; Bosshardt, William; van der Klaauw, Wilbert; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Using data collected from graduates who attended four large public universities in 1976, 1986, or 1996, the authors investigate the relationship between studying economics and civic behaviors. They compare students who majored in economics, business, or other majors, and by the number of undergraduate economics courses completed. Coursework is…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Voting, Economics Education, Citizen Participation
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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The National Center for Educational Statistics' Baccalaureate and Beyond study, which had data from its second follow-up released in 1999, drew a nationally representative sample of approximately 11,000 graduates in the 1992-93 academic year. Using transcript data from the study, the authors report what economics courses students in different…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, College Graduates
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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2005
The National Center for Educational Statistics' Baccalaureate and Beyond (B and B) Longitudinal Study followed a nationally representative sample of approximately 11,000 students after their graduation in the 1992-93 academic year, with interviews conducted in 1994 and 1997. Approximately 1,700 graduates reported working as teachers at some time…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Graduates, Educational Quality, Longitudinal Studies
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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Expounds on the relationship between instructor assessments of their teaching and their student assessments. Finds that instructors who speak English as their native language favorably rate their own speaking ability and enthusiasm, while students care more about instructor preparation for class and grading rigor. (RLH)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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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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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Contends that the biggest gains in student understanding of economic principles are made in formal economics courses. Reports on an analysis of data from three national tests of economic knowledge. Finds that a formal course or an extensive economics unit leads to larger gains in student achievement. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Research
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Bosshardt, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
Many studies have identified factors that contribute to success in economics principles courses, but few have examined the causes and effects of student drops and failure. The author follows 239 students through their economic principles course and tracks the students in the year after the course. The author constructs a model predicting student…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Higher Education, Economic Factors, Predictor Variables