New York, NY (Vocus) October 5, 2010
In response to increasing demand by educators and economic literacy advocates, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released its second edition of Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, available free of charge for the first time in electronic format.
Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics offers guidance for the teaching of what are considered to be the 20 essential principles of economics that today’s students should know, as well as a statement of what the student should be able to do with that knowledge, at grades four, eight and 12.
“We are proud to have been leaders in developing the foundation on which the essentials of economics are taught to the nation’s students. Now we will put forth every effort to provide these standards to all educators by providing this vital resource for free, making it easily accessible on the Council’s website said Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education.
Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics is available at Council for Economic Education.
The standards are offered as a resource for states and local school districts, schools, teachers, test developers and education professionals who are responsible for specifying, integrating and assessing the curriculum in schools. Each standard is an essential principle of economics, accompanied by its rationale for inclusion and an opportunity for real-world enhancement.
The revision of Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics was made possible by funding through the United States Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement’s Excellence in Economic Education program.
About the Council for Economic Education
The mission of the Council for Economics Education (CEE) is to advocate for school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and to educate students, through well-prepared teachers, with high quality programs that help them achieve economic and financial literacy. A leader in the field since 1949, the CEE offers a comprehensive K-12 economic and financial education program that offers teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development programs for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. These programs are delivered directly by the CEE and through a network of more than 200 affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education. Each year, the CEE’s programs reach 150,000 K-12 teachers and 15 million students in the U.S. and in 36 other countries.
Ms. Renee Colombo
Vice President for Development & Communications