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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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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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Yamaoka, Michio; Asano, Tadayoshi; Abe, Shintaro – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe the present state of economic education in Japan. There is a larger number of undergraduate students who major in economics, but their purpose of studying economics and their economic literacy differ. Precollege economic education is regulated by the course of study and limited by the poor ability of teachers to teach the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)