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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