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Pluralism in Economics Education

Denis, A. (2013). Pluralism in Economics Education. In: Jespersen, J. and Madsen, M. O. (Eds.), Teaching Post Keynesian Economics. (pp. 88-105). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 1782547002

Abstract

The Editorial introduces the special issue of IREE on pluralism in economics education. It draws out the pedagogical consequences of the contradiction between the plurality of the discipline and the singularity of student induction into it. Economics education should instead be based on controversy, benefiting students, staff, employers, and the polity, via the development of students’ intellectual independence. Pluralism does not entail lowering standards, but itself constitutes a demanding standard. On pluralist criteria, the current subject benchmark statement for economics is seriously deficient, but an appropriately edited version would constitute a step towards the pluralistic reorganisation of economics education.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is the accepted manuscript of Denis, A (2013). Pluralism in Economics Education. In: J Jespersen & MO Madsen (Eds.), Teaching Post Keynesian Economics. (pp. 88-105). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 1782547002. This material is copyrighted by the publisher and any download is for personal use only. This chapter is for private use only.
Publisher Keywords: Business & Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4044
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