Using an academic training room to enhance economics literacy training

dc.contributor.authorBristol, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorFehr, David
dc.contributor.authorTripp, Gary
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-24T18:10:19Z
dc.date.available2011-01-24T18:10:19Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.descriptionVersion of Record
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this paper is to assess the current status of basic economics literacy primarily, though not exclusively, among high-school age students. Although the primary focus of the authors was directed to the secondary-level student population within the State of New Hampshire, considerable evidence indicates that similar proficiency levels exist on a nationwide basis. Indeed, student performance on the economics component of standardized social studies examinations in New Hampshire tend to parallel the results reported in nationwide studies. In general, a majority of students lack an understanding of basic economic concepts. The authors intend to demonstrate that a number of factors, many of which are systemic in nature, conspire to limit satisfactory student performance on such assessments. In the end, and on a practical level, we will discuss the attributes which a stateof-the-art, technology-based venue can offer to both students and teachers with respect to improving basic economics literacy among high school students. The paper will be developed as follows: Part I will frame the nature of the problem; Part II contains a survey of literature germane to this topic; Part III summarizes current national legislative trends; Part IV addresses curriculum frameworks, standards and assessments currently in force in New Hampshire; and Part V outlines the opportunities to use the assets of The Center for Financial Studies at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to enhance economics literacy.en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationBristol, K., Fehr, D., & Tripp, G. (2006). Using an academic training room to enhance economics literacy training (Working Paper No. 2003-06). Southern New Hampshire University, Center for Financial Studies.en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/1654
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
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dc.subject.otherfinancial literacy
dc.subject.othercurriculum development
dc.subject.otherstudent performance
dc.subject.othereconomic literacy
dc.titleUsing an academic training room to enhance economics literacy trainingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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