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Economic Education in Schools and Universities in England


  • Peter Davies
  • Guy Durden


The authors review three aspects of economic education in England. They examine trends in undergraduate economics in England, principally in terms of recruitment and outcomes and connections with economics in schools. They also review formal instruction in schools through so-called “advanced level” courses for 16--19-year-old students and the role of the academic community in recent research in England on economic education.

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  • Peter Davies & Guy Durden, 2010. "Economic Education in Schools and Universities in England," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(4), pages 413-424, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:41:y:2010:i:4:p:413-424 DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2010.510400

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    1. Phillip Saunders, 2011. "A history of economic education," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 1 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Daniel Dufourt, 2012. "Savoirs et compétences. De l'Université au monde professionnel," Working Papers halshs-00870746, HAL.

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