chapter  13
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Mandating knowledge: the role of the Advanced Placement exam in secondary economics education

CLAIRE SPROUL
ByThe role of the Advanced Placement exam in secondary economics education Claire Sproul

The final standards [for the teaching of economics in grades 1-12] reflect the view of a large majority of economists today in favor of a “neoclassical model” of economic behavior. ... The task was to produce a single coherent set of standards to guide the teaching of economics in America’s schools. Including strongly held minority views of economic processes risks undermining the entire venture.