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Walstad, William B.; Wagner, Jamie – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The authors of this study investigate the likely influence of required or voluntary financial education on the saving behaviors of U.S. adults. They compare the results for three groups defined by different life experiences with financial education (required, voluntary, and none). Probit models estimate the effects of financial education on four…
Descriptors: Money Management, Financial Education, Adults, Behavior
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Gill, Andrew; Bhattacharya, Radha – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors taught financial concepts to students in 12th-grade economics classes, where one treatment was intensive in money management (MM) topics and the other was intensive in financial investment (FI) topics. Two control groups, consisting of 11th-grade students with no exposure to economics and 12th-grade economics students, received no…
Descriptors: High School Students, Money Management, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bosshardt, William B.; Walstad, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In this study, the authors analyze the undergraduate economics coursework of U.S. college graduates who became pre-college classroom teachers. The results show that teachers successfully completed on average the equivalent of about half an economics course in their undergraduate coursework. About 6 in 10 teachers earned no course credits in…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The "Test of Financial Literacy" (TFL) was created to measure the financial knowledge of high school students. Its content is based on the standards and benchmarks stated in the "National Standards for Financial Literacy" (Council for Economic Education 2013). The test development process involved extensive item writing and…
Descriptors: Tests, Money Management, Literacy, High School Students
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Erner, Carsten; Goedde-Menke, Michael; Oberste, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
After graduating high school, underage individuals soon face ever more complex and important financial decisions. Pivotal to the development of improved financial literacy programs is a comprehensive examination of financial literacy levels and potentially related factors. The authors conducted a survey among German high school students and found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, High School Students, Student Surveys
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Eisenkopf, Gerald; Sulser, Pascal A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors present results from a comprehensive field experiment at Swiss high schools in which they compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in economics. They randomly assigned classes into an experimental and a conventional teaching group, or a control group that received no specific instruction. Both teaching treatments improve economic…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Conventional Instruction
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Walstad, William B.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This review describes the conditions for teaching economics in the kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) curriculum in U.S. schools. The first section presents data on course-taking in economics in high schools and state mandates for economics instruction. It discusses the value of the infusion approach to teaching economics either in place of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum, Course Content
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Rebeck, Ken; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors use U.S. public and private high school transcripts to analyze grade distribution patterns in economics courses across student and school characteristics, and compare these grades to those earned in other selected high school courses. Results are reported for the 53 percent of 2009 high school graduates who took a basic economics…
Descriptors: High School Students, Economics Education, Student Characteristics, Grades (Scholastic)
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Gwartney, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Advanced Placement economics leaves thousands of high school students with a misleading impression of modern economics. The courses fail to cover key sources of growth and prosperity, including private ownership, dynamic competition, and entrepreneurship. The tools of public choice economics are totally ignored. Government is modeled as a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Course Content
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
High school transcript data were used in this study to estimate the percentage of high school graduates who complete an economics course, and to examine course-taking trends in economics from 1982 to 2009. In 2009, 58 percent of high school graduates took an economics course, up from about 45 percent from 1990 to 2005. The increases in economics…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Graduates, Economics, Economics Education
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Clark, Christopher; Scafidi, Benjamin; Swinton, John R. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors provide the first estimates of the impact of peers on achievement in high school economics. The estimates are obtained by analyzing three years of data on all high school students who take Georgia's required economics course and its accompanying high-stakes End of Course Test (Georgia Department of Education). They use an instrumental…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Peer Influence
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Gill, Andrew M.; Gratton-Lavoie, Chiara – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The authors extend the literature on the efficacy of high school economics instruction in two directions. First, they assess how much economic knowledge that California students acquired in their compulsory high school course is retained on their entering college. Second, using as a control group some college students from the state of Washington,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Secondary Education, Retention (Psychology), Knowledge Level
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Butters, Roger B.; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
Interest is growing at the precollege level in computer testing (CT) instead of paper-and-pencil testing (PT) for subjects in the school curriculum, including economics. Before economic educators adopt CT, a better understanding of its likely effects on test-taking behavior and performance compared with PT is needed. Using two volunteer student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Economics Education, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Butters, Roger B.; Asarta, Carlos J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The recent widespread adoption of online competitions in economic education provides a unique opportunity to make frequent assessments of economic literacy in U.S. classrooms. In this survey, student responses to test items from the Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) are used to create economic concept and content area achievement benchmarks. These…
Descriptors: High School Students, Economics, Economics Education, Achievement
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Hahn, Jinsoo; Jang, Kyungho – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe key aspects of precollege and undergraduate economic education in Korea. They show that precollege students seem to have low economics literacy due to problems with the curriculum and insufficient training of teachers. At the undergraduate level, they show that economics departments have more male students than female students…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Enrollment
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