- Economics education
Economics education or economic education is a field within
economicsthat focuses on two main themes: 1) the current state of, and efforts to improve, the economics curriculum, materials and pedagogical techniques used to teach economics at all educational levels; and 2) research into the effectiveness of alternative instructional techniques in economics, the level of economic literacy of various groups, and factors that influence the level of economic literacy. Economics education is distinct from economics of education, which focuses on the economics of the institution of education.
Numerous organizations devote resources toward economics education. In the United States, organizations whose primary purpose is the advancement of economics education include the
National Council on Economic Educationand its worldwide network of councils and centers, the Foundation for Teaching Economicsand Junior Achievement. The U.S. National Center for Research in Economic Educationis a resource for research and assessmentin economics education. Among broader U.S. organizations that devote significant resources toward economics education is the Federal Reserve System. In the United Kingdom there is The Economics Network, a government-funded national project to support economics education in Higher educationcontexts, and the non-profit Economics & Business Education Association (EBEA) for secondary education.
Journals devoted to the topic of economics education include the "
Journal of Economic Education", "Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research", "International Review of Economics Education", [ [http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/iree International Review of Economics Education] ] "Australasian Journal of Economics Education", [ [http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/ajee/ Australasian Journal of Economics Education] ] and "Computers in Higher Education Economics Review". [ [http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/cheer Computers in Higher Education Economics Review] ]
* [http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/ The Economics Network]
* [http://www.ebea.org.uk/ Economics & Business Education Association]
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