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Mark H. Maier
Glendale Community College
20Publications
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#1Mark H. Maier (Glendale Community College)H-Index: 7
#2John A. Miller (Wheaton College (Massachusetts))H-Index: 4
Although the Index of Economic Freedom appears in many economic textbooks, their coverage of the index misses opportunities to teach statistical and policy-related concepts important for the principles course. The standard textbook presentation passes up an opportunity to examine the statistical issues of weighting in composite index numbers and correlation versus causation. In addition, textbook presentations fail to examine the assumptions made in the indexes about key economic concepts. These...
#1Mark H. Maier (Glendale Community College)H-Index: 7
#1Mark H. Maier (Glendale Community College)H-Index: 7
#2W. Edward Chi (Moreno Valley College)H-Index: 1
The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, “Economics at Community Colleges,” surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with National Study of Postsecondary Faculty data, help fill a lacuna in information about community college faculty. A key finding is the reliance in community colleg...
#1Julie A. NelsonH-Index: 28
#2Mark H. MaierH-Index: 7
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The issue of financial literacy has received increased attention in recent years. The financial crisis that began in 2008 drew attention to many problems in the U.S. financial system, including the fact that many households had taken on excessive debt, and lenders had engaged in questionable loan practices. Debate ensued about the need for systemic fixes, such as increased financial regulations and oversight. In the meantime, many groups have leapt into the breach with advice focused on the indi...
#1Mark H. Maier (Glendale Community College)H-Index: 7
#2KimMarie McGoldrick (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 14
Last.Scott SimkinsH-Index: 7
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This article describes Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, a Web-based portal that makes innovative pedagogic resources and effective teaching practices easily accessible to economists. Starting Point introduces economists to teaching innovations through 16 online modules, each containing a general description of a specific pedagogic method, theory and evidence supporting effective use of the method, classroom implementation guides, and a library of economics-based examples that ill...
#1Scott SimkinsH-Index: 7
#2Mark H. MaierH-Index: 7
Last.James Louis RhemH-Index: 1
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Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course management system. While the phrase 'Just in time' may evoke shades of slap-dash work and cut corners, JiTT pedagogy is just the opposite. It helps students to view learning as a process that takes time, introspection, and persistence. Students who experience JiTT come to class better prepared, and report that it helps to fo...
#1Scott SimkinsH-Index: 7
#2Mark H. Maier (Glendale Community College)H-Index: 7
We believe that economists have much to learn from educational research practices and related pedagogical innovations in other disciplines, in particular physics education. In this paper we identify three key features of physics education research that distinguish it from economics education research - (1) the intentional grounding of physics education research in learning science principles, (2) a shared conceptual research framework focused on how students learn physics concepts, and (3) a cum...
#1Mark H. MaierH-Index: 7
#2Julie A. NelsonH-Index: 28
This radical account of the evolution of political, social, and economic institutions weaves together strands of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and economics. In a highly readable text, Howard Sherman explains the interconnections of ideas and economic forces, and traces the evolution of social and economic institutions from primitive times to the present. Sherman focuses on the myth of "inevitable progress" in technology, and argues that it progresses only when social and ...
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