Economics in the School Curriculum: Its Origins, and Reflections on the Workings of a Subject Community
Jephcote, Martin, Teaching Business & Economics
In the UK, economics as a school subject and its place in the school curriculum is very much under researched and, outside the circles of economics educators, little attention is given to it. It benefits from very little space in journals and even at major education conferences draws only limited interest. This is a pity, since the story of economics is not only interesting in its own right but is illuminative of the contest for the school curriculum as a whole.
From the outset, we should view the curriculum as 'a multi-faceted concept, constructed, negotiated and renegotiated at a variety of levels and in a variety of arenas' (Goodson, 1994, p. 111). This …
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Publication information: Article title: Economics in the School Curriculum: Its Origins, and Reflections on the Workings of a Subject Community. Contributors: Jephcote, Martin - Author. Magazine title: Teaching Business & Economics. Volume: 8. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2004. Page number: 13+. © Economics and Business Education Association Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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