International Advances in Economic Research

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 418–427 | Cite as

Enhancing economic literacy of classroom teachers

  • Kathy Parkison
  • Margo Sorgman


For the past two summers, the Division of Education and the Division of Business and Economics at Indiana University at Kokomo have collaborated to produce an intense teamtaught summer economics course for pre-service education majors and in-service classroom teachers. The dual emphasis on content and application allows economics to integrate every aspect of the classroom and allows Praxis achievement. This paper explores the essential nature of Praxis in making the content or practice link—so critical for successful implementation of economics in K-12 classrooms. To determine their attitudes toward and knowledge of economics education, a pretest and post-test format was adopted. In addition, the institutional enhancers and inhibitors that dramatically affected the development and implementation of the new course of study are presented.


Economic Growth International Economic Successful Implementation Economic Literacy Classroom Teacher 
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© International Atlantic Economic Society 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathy Parkison
    • 1
  • Margo Sorgman
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University at KokomoUSA

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