AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION

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An International Perspective On Economic Education

Author : William B. Walstad
ISBN : 9789401113823
Genre : Business & Economics
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Economics is taught in some form in the secondary schools of nations throughout the world. The subject is rarely taught in elementary schools, and while economics courses are offered in universities, the majority of students end their formal education with secondary school. Thus, the best opportunity for the economic education of the youth of a nation occurs in secondary schools. This book examines economic education at this critical level of the educational system. The teaching of economics in secondary schools varies across countries. These differences occur because of history, the structure of education, and other national factors. At the same time, there are common elements in the economic education of many countries, especially in content coverage. This contrast between the common features and the uniqueness of economic education in secondary schools of major industrial nations exemplifies the international perspective presented in this book. The international perspective is developed in the six sections of the volume. The first section discusses why nations should include economics in school curricula, and presents a framework for teaching economics that should have global appeal. Dissension and consensus on economic issues among North American and European economists are examined in the second section. The third section surveys the U.S. research literature on precollege economic education and assesses the current state of economics instruction in U.S. schools. The economics curricula and educational practices in seven other nations -- the U.K., Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Korea, and Australia -- are described in the fourth and fifth sections. The fifth section also presents international comparisons of economic understanding based on national testing in six of those nations. The sixth and final section explores the role of economic education in centrally planned economies, and its effects on the transition to a market economy, using Russia, Bulgaria, and China as case studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Innovations In Economic Education

Author : Mary Beth Henning
ISBN : 9781317413226
Genre : Education
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Innovations in Economic Education addresses the growing issue of financial illiteracy by showing how economics can be successfully integrated into classrooms from kindergarten through higher education. Pre-service teachers, experienced educators, curriculum leaders, parents, and school administrators will find practical ideas to improve economic understanding. At the elementary level, the book provides creative ways of introducing young students to the basic concepts of economics, financial justice, and social action. For higher grade levels, the book offers ideas to integrate economics into current history, civics, and math curricula. The final portion of the book features recommendations by leading economic educators on how economics can play a greater role in teachers’ professional development. The pedagogical tools presented in each chapter include lesson plans and practical insights, and are designed to meet the NCSS, C3 Framework, and Common Core State Standards for Social Studies. This book is a timely and valuable resource for all educators interested in improving their students’ economic literacy and financial decision-making.
Category: Education

International Handbook On Teaching And Learning Economics

Author : Gail Mitchell Hoyt
ISBN : 9781781002452
Genre : Business & Economics
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ÔThe International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is a power packed resource for anyone interested in investing time into the effective improvement of their personal teaching methods, and for those who desire to teach students how to think like an economist. It sets guidelines for the successful integration of economics into a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional settings in college and graduate courses with some attention paid to primary and secondary classrooms. . . The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is highly recommended for all economics instructors and individuals supporting economic education in courses in and outside of the major. This Handbook provides a multitude of rich resources that make it easy for new and veteran instructors to improve their instruction in ways promising to excite an increasing number of students about learning economics. This Handbook should be on every instructorÕs desk and referenced regularly.Õ Ð Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, The American Economist ÔIn delightfully readable short chapters by leaders in the sub-fields who are also committed teachers, this encyclopedia of how and what in teaching economics covers everything. There is nothing else like it, and it should be required reading for anyone starting a teaching career Ð and for anyone who has been teaching for fewer than 50 years!Õ Ð Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas, Austin, US The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics provides a comprehensive resource for instructors and researchers in economics, both new and experienced. This wide-ranging collection is designed to enhance student learning by helping economic educators learn more about course content, pedagogic techniques, and the scholarship of the teaching enterprise. The internationally renowned contributors present an exhaustive compilation of accessible insights into major research in economic education across a wide range of topic areas including: ¥ Pedagogic practice Ð teaching techniques, technology use, assessment, contextual techniques, and K-12 practices. ¥ Research findings Ð principles courses, measurement, factors influencing student performance, evaluation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. ¥ Institutional/administrative issues Ð faculty development, the undergraduate and graduate student, and international perspectives. ¥ Teaching enhancement initiatives Ð foundations, organizations, and workshops. Grounded in research, and covering past and present knowledge as well as future challenges, this detailed compendium of economics education will prove an invaluable reference tool for all involved in the teaching of economics: graduate students, new teachers, lecturers, faculty, researchers, chairs, deans and directors.
Category: Business & Economics

Vocationalizing Education

Author : Jon Lauglo
ISBN : 0080358551
Genre : Education
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Vocationalization of secondary education is taken to mean curriculum change in a practical or vocational direction. Vocationalization is a trend which transcends the divide between rich and poor countries and between different political systems. This volume illustrates the international importance of the theme. Part I deals with the views and expectations relating to the process of vocationalization. Part II is concerned with the process of policy formulation and the conditions impinging on that process. Part III addresses select issues in policy implementation and describes more broadly how vocationalization policies have been implemented throughout the education system of various countries. Finally, Part IV discusses the results of a number of empirical evaluation studies.
Category: Education

School Subject Teaching

Author : Ashley Kent
ISBN : 9781317844938
Genre : Education
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Covering each of the core curriculum areas in turn, this is a reference on school subject teaching. The authors assess the development of teaching within each subject area since the 1944 Education Act up to the year 2000. Future challenges are also explored.
Category: Education

Productivity Education And Training

Author : S. J. Prais
ISBN : 0521556678
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first comprehensive account of ten years of research into the problem of the training, employment and productivity of low-skilled personnel in advanced economies.
Category: Business & Economics

Talis 2013 Results

Author : Oecd
ISBN : 9264211330
Genre : Business & Economics
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How can countries prepare teachers to face the diverse challenges in today's schools? The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) helps answer this question by asking teachers and school leaders about their working conditions and the learning environments at their schools. TALIS aims to provide valid, timely and comparable information to help countries review and define policies for developing a high-quality teaching profession. It is an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to provide input into educational policy analysis and development in key areas. This report presents the results of the second cycle of the TALIS survey conducted in 2013.
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International Perspectives On Educational Diversity And Inclusion

Author : Gajendra K. Verma
ISBN : 9781134089789
Genre : Education
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In light of new theories of multiculturalism and globalization, this insightful book compares approaches to the educational inclusion of diverse minorities– such as the ethnic and linguistic minorities in America. Drawing on their extensive experience, the contributors examine: accounts from cross-cultural cognitive psychology on the special interests and educational needs of certain ethnic groups research on social class divisions, neighbourhood poverty and school exclusions in Britain educational developments for inclusion of minorities in Europe, Greece and Eastern Europe India's educational policies surrounding its struggle to achieve 'education for all' in a nation at the threshold of economic prosperity. This book is unique in its breadth, and scope of its integration of educational policy data generated by different countries, with contrasted minority populations, all at different stages of development.
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Education Reform In Societies In Transition

Author : Jaya Earnest
ISBN : 9789077874004
Genre : Education
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Framed against the background of educational change, this book proposes to examine the relationship between curriculum change, teacher professional development, policy reform and the processes of educational change. The main aims of the book are to: .Focus on educational changes and reconstruction in transitional societies that have undergone political, economic and social change in the past two decades .Provide a forum for the dissemination of research on education reconstruction and reform in transitional societies .Disseminate ideas that enhance both the practical and theoretical aspects of educational changes in these societies .Further knowledge and understanding of emerging trends and issues in education in these societies .Reflect the realities of educational scenarios in each transitional society. The book presents an in-depth exploration of educational reconstruction in 15 transitional societies. In each chapter, the authors have provided an overview of educational processes in the country, a distillation of education change or reform, and/or reconstruction in each transitional society. Collectively, the chapters in the book have attempted to contribute to a better understanding of the educational system in respective countries by identifying the challenges and obstacles, the policy implications, the teacher professional development needs and curriculum reform efforts.
Category: Education