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New Developments In Economic Education

Author : Franklin Graves Mixon
ISBN : 1782549714
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This volume includes chapters extending and updating innovative teaching methods for undergraduate economics courses, as well as chapters with empirical research. Economic educators and general economists who are interested in teaching will therefore find something of interest and importance here.' - Michael Watts, Purdue University, US This innovative book offers targeted strategies for effectively and efficiently teaching economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It provides professors and other teachers of economics various techniques to engage and retain the interest of students, and challenges them to apply both knowledge and methodological tools to a range of economic problems.
Category: Business & Economics

New Developments In Economic Education

Author : Franklin G. Mixon
ISBN : 1782549722
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume is a welcome addition to an ever growing body of work in economic education. A wide range of content areas are covered throughout, with dedicated chapters of the Coase theorem and tax evasion.
Category: Business & Economics

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

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

New Developments In Islamic Economics

Author : Asmak Ab Rahman
ISBN : 9781787562844
Genre : Business & Economics
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New Developments in Islamic Economics: Examples from Southeast Asia investigates the latest developments in a vibrant and fast-moving area of practical financial and economic study. This book is primarily focused on Malaysian contexts, while also presenting perspectives from Indonesia and Thailand.
Category: Business & Economics

Teaching Economics In Troubled Times

Author : Mark C. Schug
ISBN : 9781136880674
Genre : Education
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In the Great Recession of 2007-2010, Americans watched their retirement savings erode and the value of their homes decline while the unemployment rate increased and GDP sank. New demands emerged for unprecedented government intervention into the economy. While these changes have a dramatic impact on society at large, they also have serious implications for the content and teaching of economics. Teaching Economics in a Time of Unprecedented Change is a one-stop collection that helps pre- and in-service social studies teachers to foster an understanding of classic content as well as recent economic developments. Part I offers clear and teachable overviews of the nature of today’s complex economic crisis and the corollary changes in teaching economics that flow from revising and updating long-held economic assumptions. Part II provides both detailed best practices for teaching economics in the social studies classroom and frameworks for teaching economics within different contexts including personal finance, entrepreneurship, and history. Part III concludes with effective strategies for teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels based on current research on economic education. From advice on what every economics teacher should know, to tips for best education practices, to investigations into what research tells us about teaching economics, this collection provides a wealth of contextual background and teaching ideas for today’s economics and social studies educators. Additional information and resources can be found at the authors’ website neweconteaching.com.
Category: Education

Public Choice Economics And The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Author : Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.
ISBN : 9781137506351
Genre : Business & Economics
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Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.
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Economics Education

Author : Steve Hodkinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038195488
Genre : Business & Economics
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Econometric Modeling In Economic Education Research

Author : William E. Becker Jr.
ISBN : 9789400932715
Genre : Business & Economics
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Since its establishment in the 1950s the American Economic Association's Committee on Economic Education has sought to promote improved instruction in economics and to facilitate this objective by stimulating research on the teaching of economics. These efforts are most apparent in the sessions on economic education that the Committee organizes at the Association's annual meetings. At these sessions economists interested in economic education have opportunities to present new ideas on teaching and research and also to report the findings of their research. The record of this activity can be found in the Proceedings of the American Eco nomic Review. The Committee on Economic Education and its members have been actively involved in a variety of other projects. In the early 1960s it organized the National Task Force on Economic Education that spurred the development of economics teaching at the precollege level. This in turn led to the development of a standardized research instrument, a high school test of economic understanding. This was followed later in the 1960s by the preparation of a similar test of understanding college economics. The development of these two instruments greatly facilitated research on the impact of economics instruction, opened the way for application of increasingly sophisticated statistical methods in measuring the impact of economic education, and initiated a steady stream of research papers on a subject that previously had not been explored.
Category: Business & Economics

New Paradigm For Re Engineering Education

Author : Yin Cheong Cheng
ISBN : 9781402036200
Genre : Education
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In response to the challenges of globalization and local development, educational reforms are inevitably becoming one of the major trends in the Asia-Pacific Region or other parts of the world. Based on the most recent research and international observations, this book aims to present a new paradigm including various new concepts, frameworks and theories for reengineering education. This book has 21 chapters in three sections. Section I "New Paradigm of Educational Reform" containing eight chapters, illustrates the new paradigm and frameworks of reengineering education, fostering human development and analysing reform policies and also discusses the trends and challenges of educational reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region. Section II "New Paradigm of Educational Leadership" with five chapters aims to elaborate how the nature, role and practice of school leadership can be transformed towards a new paradigm and respond to the three waves of education reforms. Section III "Reengineering School Management for Effectiveness" with eight chapters aims to provide various practical frameworks for reengineering school management processes and implementing changes in school practices.
Category: Education

Education And Economic Development

Author : M. L. Narasaiah
ISBN : 8183562205
Genre : Computer science
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This book Discrete Mathematics has been written for the students who are preparing for an advance degree programme. With the background necessary for further study in theoretical computer science, it can be use either a one or a two semester course. A major future of this text is its versatility. Sufficient topic have been included to accommodate students with varied background. The subject matter has been discussed in such a way that students will find no difficulty to understand it. Contents: Preliminary Notation, Combinatorics, Logics, Matrix, Number Theory.
Category: Computer science

Capacity Building In Economics Education And Research

Author : François Bourguignon
ISBN : 9780821365960
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents papers from the conference on "Scaling up the Success of Capacity Building in Economic Education and Research," which took place in Budapest at the Central European University campus. It includes contributions from key researchers, academics and policy makers from Europe, the United States, and developing countries that identify and brainstorm on capacity building challenges.
Category: Business & Economics

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135963149
Genre : Reference
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Category: Reference

Toward A Better Future

Author : Fredriksen Birger
ISBN : 0821373765
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Toward a Better Future' provides a comprehensive analysis of education development in Singapore since 1965, giving particular attention to the strategic management that has enabled Singapore to transform its education and training system from one similar to that of many Sub-Saharan African countries four decades ago into one of the world's best-performing systems. It is one of a pair of concurrently-published books presenting materials originally developed for a 2006 study tour to Singapore and Vietnam for senior education officials from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The second book, 'An African Exploration of the East Asian Education Experience', presents five country studies, as well as regional, comparative analyses highlighting insights gained during the study tour and putting them in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, the two books aim to foster knowledge exchange between Sub-Saharan African and East Asian countries on good practices in the design and implementation of education policies and programs. By facilitating the cross-country fertilization of ideas between two regions with relatively limited contact in the past, these books fi ll a clear gap in the current literature on development practice in education.
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Education Innovation And Economic Society Development

Author : Norbert Grünwald
ISBN : 9783945021194
Genre : Business & Economics
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The ICEBE conference held in Shijiazhuang is the seventh in a series of annual conferences on engineering and business education and ICIE is the 5th international conference that runs every two years on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is the fourth joint conference organised by the Robert-Schmidt-Institute (University Wismar), hosted by Shijiazhuang University of Economics and co- organized by La Consolacion College Manila. The theme of the conference is “Education Innovation and Economic Society Development” which describes the emphasis that is laid on always combining education with the need of the society, not only to consider one in isolation from the others. Therefore the primary target of the conference is to provide the delegates with cross-disciplinary interests related to the subjects above in engineering and business education.
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Managerialism For Economic Development

Author : P. Prasad
ISBN : 9789401174992
Genre : History
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That a developing economy needs management even more than resources is now becoming abundantly clear to all students of growth. There was perhaps a facile assumption in the earlier years that the rate of growth in a developing country depended in almost direct proportion to two factors: the resources available within the country, the land, water, minerals, savings and other relevant inputs; and the initial importation of aid from without, in terms of capital and skills not available within - but the factor of good management was somehow ignored, as also the attitudes of the people and their leadership to growth. These two factors are now coming into their own as being crucial to development and there is a new appreciation of the need for a good supply of well trained managers and providing them with an environment that is permissive and encouraging. These essays are a timely analysis of this new-felt need, and a valuable source of new leads and hypotheses, for they examine the multi-facets of the problem of India's growth, but with keeping the professional manager squarely in the middle of the study. And after all it is he upon whom the major responsibility for develop ment and growth will depend, given the chance. The contributors to this symposium are seven young Indians, all management educators of distinction at universities in the United States, and one hopes that they will themselves pick up some of the leads and pursue them. P. L.
Category: History