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Saros, Daniel E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The author offers innovative approaches to 3 topics that are typically only briefly mentioned (if at all) in money and banking courses. The first topic is a Treasury bill auction experiment in which students have an opportunity to participate directly. The results from a class of 14 money and banking students are used to explain how an instructor…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Banking, Monetary Systems, Course Content
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Ferber, Marianne A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
The first part of the article summarizes evidence that women students appear to be at some disadvantage in economics courses at all levels and presents some suggestions for mitigating this problem. The second part provides illustrations of how more information about and relevant to women can be integrated into economics courses. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Hallagan, William; Donnelly, John – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Described is the design and administration of a large two-semester course in principles of economics that permits both students and faculty some choice of both subject matter and meeting times. Students complete a standardized nine-week core and are then allowed to select topical modules. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Flexible Scheduling
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Vredeveld, George M.; Jeong, Jin-Ho – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using data from the National Assessment of Economic Education Survey, investigates how goal agreement between student and teacher influenced students' attitudes and desire to study more economics. Likens students to consumers and suggests course content should reflect student preference. Method for statistical model is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Economics Education, High Schools
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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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Dimand, Mary Ann – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Reexamines the use of the novel, "Murder at the Margin," in college and high school economics instruction. Identifies errors in the book's application of economic principles. Explores the novel's approach to the "prisoner's dilemma" and the making of choices. Concludes that despite problems, the book remains valuable to…
Descriptors: Course Content, Criticism, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Chapman, Margaret – Journal of Economic Education, 1992
Suggests ways of increasing the international focus of industrial organization courses. Discusses four areas of international topics that could be integrated into such courses. Includes imperfect markets, trade, and industrial policy; theory of the firm; exchange rates and market behavior; and issues in antitrust. Evaluates the extent and adequacy…
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Global Approach
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Siegfried, John J.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Discusses objects, methods of instruction, content, and accomplishments of the undergraduate major in economics. Recommends a strong introductory sequence stressing application of economic tools, rigorous intermediate theory courses, background courses in quantitative methods, and a minimum of five economics electives. Suggests synthesis through a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development
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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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Coffin, Donald A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Describes the use of a computer simulation, "The Competitive Edge," in a college-level course in labor relations. Describes the content, implementation procedures, and assessment design of the simulation. Concludes that, although some improvements could be made, the program is a valuable and useful simulation of labor market decision…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Decision Making Skills
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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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