Introducing economics: a critical guide for teaching

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M.E. Sharpe, 2007 - Business & Economics - 229 pages
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This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage of the Voluntary National Content Standards for economics.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Why Are We Teaching Economics? The History of Economics in High Schools
7
Where Did This Idea Come From? A Primer on Major Schools of Economics
19
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Maier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the College of New Rochelle.

Julie A. Nelson is a senior research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and is the author or coauthor of two previous books.

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