Teaching Economics in Troubled Times: Theory and Practice for Secondary Social Studies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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While changes to the global and domestic economies of the past year have had a dramatic impact on society at large, they have also had serious implications for what and how educators teach the very subject of economics. This one stop collection for teaching economics in troubled times addresses current content debates, the latest research on teaching, and best practices for the classroom. It tackles the the many new developments in not just what we teach, but how to teach according to what current research tells us. From what every first-year economics teacher should know, to tips for integrating economics thinking into history teaching, this collection will provide a wealth of teaching ideas for today's pre and in service economics and social studies educators.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Changing Economic Scenep. 9
What Every High School Student and Teacher Needs to Know about Economicsp. 11
John Maynard Keynes: Dead But Not Forgottenp. 37
Free Trade: Helping Ourselves While Helping Othersp. 50
Public Choice and Behavioral Economics: Implications for Instructors in an Uncertain Economic Environmentp. 61
Morality of Markets: Classroom and Consciencep. 79
Making Economics Cool in Schoolp. 95
A Challenging Assignment in Troubled Times: What Every First Year High School Economics Teacher Needs to Knowp. 97
A Jewel for Your School's Curriculum in Uncertain Economic Times: The Advanced Placement Economics Coursep. 109
Vital Knowledge in Troubled Times: The Role of Personal Finance in Economic Educationp. 122
Entrepreneurship Education, When and Where it Counts: The American Dream Youthpreneurship Programp. 135
Economics in History: What Every High School Student and Teacher Needs to Knowp. 153
Research Findings in Economic Educationp. 177
Best Economic Education Practices for Childrenp. 179
What Research Tells Us about Teaching High School Economicsp. 200
List of Contributorsp. 213
Indexp. 219
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