By William B. Walstad (auth.), William B. Walstad (eds.)
Economics is taught in a few shape within the secondary faculties of countries in the course of the global. the topic isn't taught in trouble-free faculties, and whereas economics classes are provided in universities, the vast majority of scholars finish their formal schooling with secondary tuition. therefore, the easiest chance for the commercial schooling of the adolescence of a country happens in secondary faculties. This e-book examines fiscal schooling at this severe point of the academic approach.
The educating of economics in secondary faculties varies throughout nations. those modifications happen as a result of historical past, the constitution of schooling, and different nationwide elements. whilst, there are universal components within the fiscal schooling of many nations, in particular in content material insurance. This distinction among the typical beneficial properties and the individuality of financial schooling in secondary colleges of significant business international locations exemplifies the foreign viewpoint offered during this publication.
The overseas standpoint is built within the six sections of the quantity. the 1st part discusses why countries may still contain economics in class curricula, and offers a framework for instructing economics that are meant to have worldwide attraction. Dissension and consensus on fiscal concerns between North American and eu economists are tested within the moment part. The 3rd part surveys the U.S. study literature on precollege financial schooling and assesses the present country of economics guide in U.S. faculties. The economics curricula and academic practices in seven different countries -- the U.K., Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Korea, and Australia -- are defined within the fourth and 5th sections. The 5th part additionally provides foreign comparisons of financial knowing according to nationwide trying out in six of these international locations. The 6th and ultimate part explores the function of financial schooling in centrally deliberate economies, and its results at the transition to a industry economic system, utilizing Russia, Bulgaria, and China as case reviews.
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ECONOMIC EDUCATION FOR HALF A CENTURY 29 It is true that spectacular inflations have been experienced before, notably after World War I in Gennany, Hungary and elsewhere. But perhaps never before has an inflation rate of some 3 or 4 percent per year been accepted for nearly half a century as an indication of price stability. This is suggested by the observation that, despite the inflation of the Napoleonic wars and the American Civil War, the nineteenth century as a whole was probably one in which price levels actually declined.
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This chapter will review the postwar economic developments that have just been mentioned, as well as a number of others, and will provide some pertinent evidence. Then I will examine some of the policy implications, and describe misunderstandings that are likely to arise among the electorate of the future if their economic education is incomplete. I. THE GROWTH BOOM OF THE POSTWAR PERIOD In a society habituated to economic growth the slowdowns and relatively brief retreats that accompany periodic recessions understandably constitute traumatic deviations from the natural state of affairs.