Economy Studies for Secondary Education

New Ideas & Materials for Educators & Students

In this booklet, we provide suggestions, content and teaching material for economics courses taught at high schools. Most secondary education programs teach students a bit of economics, often focused on introductory micro and macroeconomics. There are, however, many useful economic concepts and realities that students are rarely taught. With this booklet, we aim to help educators and students modernise the economics courses in high schools by paying more attention to different ways of organising, values, real-world knowledge, and diverse perspectives.

Table of Contents

Reading Guide

To get an overview of the Economy Studies project as a whole, start with the Summary.

For concrete suggestions on topics and material to enrich courses for high school students, go directly to Courses for Non-Economists.

For an example of how an economics course in secondary education could look, see A High School Economics Course.

For ideas and materials on teaching students about introducing the economy and ideas about it, take a look at the Building Block and Background Material chapters.

To see what you can do to help modernize economics education at your own university, see the Conclusion.

Other booklets

This booklet is part of a series based on Economy Studies, a project for re-envisioning and redesigning economics courses and programs. These booklets provide an extract of the Economy Studies chapters tailored to specific audiences. Other booklets in this series include: