Economics education in Australia

Duhs, Alan and Guest, Ross (2012). Economics education in Australia. In Gail M. Hoyt and KimMarie McGoldrick (Ed.), International handbook on teaching and learning in economics (pp. 772-778) London, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

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Author Duhs, Alan
Guest, Ross
Title of chapter Economics education in Australia
Title of book International handbook on teaching and learning in economics
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Edward Elgar
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781848449688
Editor Gail M. Hoyt
KimMarie McGoldrick
Chapter number 72
Start page 772
End page 778
Total pages 7
Total chapters 76
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Australian economy fared better than most others throughout the global financial crisis, but enrollments in economics degree course have been less resilient. We document the decline in enrollments in economics courses that has proceeded at a varying pace over several decades and explore some reasons for this trend. One important reason is strategic: the failure to adapt the economics curriculum in response to the growing Australian trend towards mass higher education. Inertia in the curriculum caused economics to be seen as too abstract and boring, while students found new "vocationally oriented" courses in business and marketing more attractive.
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