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Knowledge And Attitudes Of Georgia High School Economics Teachers, Gregory J. Brock Jan 2008

Knowledge And Attitudes Of Georgia High School Economics Teachers, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

Using a unique large sample survey, the knowledge and attitudes of Georgia high school economics teachers towards economics is examined for the first time. Teachers are found to have a good knowledge of economics with perhaps more training needed in supply/demand analysis and monetary economics. A minority of teachers don't like economics and even the math that is needed to teach it. Teachers who recently took a university course or at least attended an economics education workshop are far more likely to like and be knowledgeable about economics.