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de Araujo, Pedro; O'Sullivan, Roisin; Simpson, Nicole B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
A lack of consensus remains on what should form the theoretical core of the undergraduate intermediate macroeconomic course. In determining how to deal with the Keynesian/classical divide, instructors must decide whether to follow the modern approach of building macroeconomic relationships from micro foundations, or to use the traditional approach…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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MacDonald, Richard A.; Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The second edition of the "Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics" was published by the Council for Economic Education in 2010. The authors examine the process for revising these precollege content standards and highlight several changes that appear in the new document. They also review the impact the standards have had on precollege…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, National Standards, Course Content
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Gilleskie, Donna B.; Salemi, Michael K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
In a typical economics principles course, students encounter a large number of concepts. In a literacy-targeted course, students study a "short list" of concepts that they can use for the rest of their lives. While a literacy-targeted principles course provides better education for nonmajors, it may place economic majors at a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Instruction, Course Content, Introductory Courses
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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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Vaughan, Michael B. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Examines the suitability of the traditional arc elasticity measure as a component of the economics curriculum. Demonstrates that the midpoint measure is subject to shortcomings as it invariably approaches one when price changes become large. Discusses point elasticity of demand as an alternative to the midpoint measure in the principles course.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Research, 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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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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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