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Chizmar, John F.; Ostrosky, Anthony L – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Suggests that using the one-minute paper to teach an introductory economics course increases economic knowledge regardless of student ability level and instructor characteristics. The one-minute paper is a form of feedback where the students answer a few basic questions about the lesson at the end of the class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Economics, Economics Education, Feedback
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DeBoer, Dale R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1998
Describes a class where students learn microeconomics from the perspective of a new business owner. This approach requires reordering the typical sequence of material and introducing a market simulation exercise. Includes a sample business plan, course outline, and data tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Skills, Capitalism, Economics Education
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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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Strober, Myra H.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Replicates an earlier study that used videotapes to examine the types of errors made by novice economics students in graphic analysis of a simple supply-demand problem. Further explores the issue by improving the framework for analyzing errors and documenting some methods used by novice groups to correct errors. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Media
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Horvath, Jane; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1992
Presents results of a study examining gender differences in measures of academic aptitude and achievement that predict persistence in introductory economics courses. Concludes that females need more validation than male students to persist in the study of economics. Suggests that the need for female students to overcome classroom climate may…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Persistence, Classroom Environment