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Economics Teaching in Australian Universities: Rewards and Outcomes

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  • Guest, Ross
  • Duhs, Alan

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This paper presents evidence from two surveys to help explain the poor ratings consistently given to the teaching of economics at Australian universities. The evidence suggests that the poor ratings of economics teaching can be attributed to two related factors: inappropriate pedagogical practices and lack of rewards for allocating additional time to teaching. The survey data on pedagogy in economics consist of 205 responses from graduates from two Queensland universities. The time elapsed since graduation ranges from 1 to 10 years. The survey data on academics' time allocation consist of 290 responses from academic economists across a wide range of Australian universities. Copyright 2002 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 78 (2002)
Issue (Month): 241 (June)
Pages: 147-60

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:78:y:2002:i:241:p:147-60

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Cited by:
  1. Paul, Satya & Lodewijks, John, 2003. "Alternative Structures and Teaching Modes for a Multi-campus University," Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance, vol. 33(1), pages 136-143, March.
  2. Phillip Hellier & Monica Keneley & Rodney Carr & Barbara Lynch, 2004. "Towards A Market Oriented Approach: Employer Requirements And Implications For Undergraduate Economics Programs," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 23(3), pages 213-233, 09.
  3. Cynthia L. Harter & William E. Becker & Michael Watts, 2011. "Time Allocations and Reward Structures for US Academic Economists from 1955–2005: Evidence from Three National Surveys," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(2), pages 6-27.
  4. Dr. Mohammad Alauddin & Professor John Foster, 2005. "Teaching Economics at the University Level: Dynamics of Parameters and Implications," Discussion Papers Series 339, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  5. Ross Guest, 2013. "Towards Learning Standards in Economics in Australia," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 32(1), pages 51-66, 03.

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