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Evensky, Jerry; Wells, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes an attempt to analyze and improve the connection between intermediate microeconomic theory courses and applied theory courses. Examines the data collection, policy analysis, program design, and materials production stages of this process. Includes a table of most-valued microeconomic skills compared with allocation of time to teach those…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economics
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Shackelford, Jean – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Reviews 21 one-semester economics textbooks using Kenneth E. Boulding's ideas for introductory textbooks. Lists 240 concepts and topic areas in macroeconomics, microeconomics, public policy, and international economics that may be covered in a textbook. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Porter, Tod S.; Riley, Teresa M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Compares academic performance between two groups of students in a statistics course. One group was given homework generated by computer software that provided feedback concerning incorrect answers. The other relied on the textbook without benefit of the feedback. The group using the software performed better on homework and tests. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Smith, Harlan M., II – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Illustrates how, using introductory-level microeconomic models, an instructor can show various economic theorists' explanations of short run employment and output fluctuations. Identifies the competing schools of thought as old Keynesian, new Keynesian, and new Classical (which includes real business cycle theorists). Includes illustrative graphs…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Causal Models, Course Content, Economics
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Brasfield, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Reports on a study of 1,119 students in introductory college economics courses to determine the impact of high school economics on student achievement. Finds that prior high school economics was positively and significantly related to students grades in both introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Anderson, Gordon; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study of 6,718 college students enrolled in an introductory economics course to determine factors associated with successful achievement. Finds high overall academic achievement in high school and a strong mathematics background, especially calculus, were the two most important factors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Developmental Continuity, Dropout Rate
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Spiegel, Uriel – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Discusses the concept of "Giffen goods" as it applies to price theory in economics instruction. Provides a graphic presentation and analysis of Giffen goods and behavior. Includes examples of Giffen behavior that can be used to illustrate the concept. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Carlson, John A.; Schodt, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Asserts that a recent report suggests that students should have opportunities to become actively engaged in the application of economics. Finds that the case method approach was more useful than texts and lectures in learning about institutional arrangements, the use of economic data, and how to use economics to solve real problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities
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Velenchik, Ann D. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Discusses four pedagogical issues that arise in teaching policy analysis to undergraduates. Describes three components of the case method approach. Outlines areas where the case method approach improved student performance and identifies its limitations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities, Course Content
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Gift, Richard E.; Krislov, Joseph – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Focuses on Allan Bloom's perception of a classic text and his belief that there are no classic texts in the social sciences. Contends there are definitive works in economics and develops a list of six criteria to determine them. Discusses economics books that might be considered classic works, and lists textbooks that refer to these classics. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Brue, Stanley L.; MacPhee, Craig R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Reports on a three-week seminar taught by U.S. economists at Moscow State University (Russia) in June 1992. Discusses the history of the pre-1992 economics curriculum and the emerging curriculum in modern Russia. Includes three tables illustrating changing curriculum content in economics over the past two decades. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics