The Connection between Civic and Economic Education. ERIC Digest



Author : Branson, Margaret Stimmann / Publishing Date : Feb 1, 2015


There is a necessary connection between civics and economics in education for democracy. This connection should be reflected in school curricula. This digest discusses: (1) federal legislation and programs promoting civics and economics; (2) the connections between civics and economics in the study of the U.S. Constitution; (3) the status of economic education in the schools; and (4) recommendations for strengthening the connection between civics and economics in the school curriculum. (BT)