Economics knowledge, attitudes and experience of student teachers in Scotland

Fagan, C. (2007) Economics knowledge, attitudes and experience of student teachers in Scotland. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 7(3), pp. 175-188. (doi: 10.2304/csee.2007.7.3.175)




There is a move away from teaching economics as a separate subject in Scotland. It is now mainly taught within Business Management courses in upper secondary school and is embedded within several subject areas in both primary and early secondary curricula, a move that is in step with broader curricular aims to break down barriers among subjects. This writing discusses the need for clearly situated teaching and learning of economics, provided by teachers provided by teachers who have sufficient background knowledge to devise effective contexts for learning, whether or not it is taught as a discrete subject. The results of a survey of student teachers' levels of economic literacy are analysed and recommendations made for the preparation of teachers to deal effectively with embedded approaches to teaching about economics.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fagan, Dr Catherine
Authors: Fagan, C.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Citizenship, Social and Economics Education
Publisher:Symposium Journals
ISSN (Online):2047-1734

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