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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Expounds on the relationship between instructor assessments of their teaching and their student assessments. Finds that instructors who speak English as their native language favorably rate their own speaking ability and enthusiasm, while students care more about instructor preparation for class and grading rigor. (RLH)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
Practicing teachers who took a Masters of Instruction program showed a mastery of economics comparable to regular college students taking intermediate theory courses and significantly more positive attitudes toward economics. However, the study raised serious questions concerning the effectiveness of college economics teaching and the economic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Course Evaluation, Economics Education
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Manahan, Jerry – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
Empirical evidence analyzed indicates that achievement of college students in economics is predicted by age, student ability, and quality of instruction. Their attitudes towards economics are explained by several socioeconomic variables, the students' perceptions of the quality of instruction, and the changes in the students' expected grades.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Age, Economics Education
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Wetzel, James N. – Journal of Economic Education, 1977
Describes the construction and testing of a model to evaluate effectiveness of various teaching methods in economics. The variables included students' time spent on the course and expected grade upon entering the course. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Models
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Soper, John C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1973
Methods of evaluation of faculty classroom performance are considered. The author cites research studies which attempt to assess the validity of student evaluations of teachers. Data are presented suggesting that the students' perceptions of their teachers' abilities are not connected with what those students learn. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Lumsden, Keith G. – Journal of Economic Education, 1973
Results of a study of an analysis of student evaluations of faculty and courses are summarized. Student's opinion of the instructor was found to be the most significant factor influencing opinion of the course. Other variables considered were materials, discussions, exams, papers, projects, computer exercises, and time spent on course. (SM)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Research, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques
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Ramsett, David E.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1973
Using data collected from three universities, an attempt is made to show that student attitude is an important dimension of learning and that the quality of instruction is associated with attitude. Research procedures are described and research data is presented in tabular form. (SM)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitudes, Economics Education, Educational Research
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Kelley, Allen C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1972
Data gathered from a course and professor evaluation questionnaire shows student evaluations appear to possess substantial credibility as measures of educational output, while TA performance and student grade expectations do not exert a quantitatively important influence. (JB)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Economics Education, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction
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Marlin, James W., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Investigates factors affecting teacher attitudes and the resultant impact on student learning. Uses data from a 1987 National Assessment of Economic Education (NAEE) survey. Finds that state-mandated economics courses cause a decrease in teacher enthusiasm but that training in how to teach economics increases teacher enthusiasm and has a positive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Contends that the biggest gains in student understanding of economic principles are made in formal economics courses. Reports on an analysis of data from three national tests of economic knowledge. Finds that a formal course or an extensive economics unit leads to larger gains in student achievement. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Research
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Weidenaar, Dennis J.; Dodson, Joe A., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 1972
Factors influencing student performance (economics background, major field, sex, age, precourse grade expectations, mathematics background), student attitudes toward economics, and the instructor's background and experience were all considered in this report on the effectiveness of economics instruction in two-year colleges. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Economics Education