Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Editor's Comment

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Editor's Comment

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Business education has been at the forefront of educational developments over the last twenty years. Members of the Economics and Business Education Association will clearly recognise that the start of a new millennium does not provide any respite from this process. September 2000 will see the introduction of major changes in 16-19 education with alterations in the structure, content and assessment of A levels and GNVQ. Key skills and the utilisation of information and communications technology continue to grow in importance. Changes are also being made in 11-16 education and there is a growing debate about the future of GCSE as pressure grows for a more integrated qualifications and training structure for the 14-19 age group.

The arguments about the reform of A levels have been going on for a number of years and I would welcome contributions to the journal about the developments that are taking place. In this edition of the journal we include, in the economics in the classroom section, a letter from a head of department asking some pertinent questions about the impact of the new specifications on A level Economics. Content, standards, assessment, teaching methods and organisation are all key issues which will require careful consideration over the next few months. …

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