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Issues in pluralistic undergraduate economics education

Teaching Heterodox Economics and Pluralism
A new chapter for the Handbook for Economics Lecturers, by Andrew Mearman, University of Leeds. It looks at different ways of including heterodox materials in a course, including dedicated heterodox modules, "enriched" orthodox modules, and the "contending perspectives" approach. The chapter examines the strengths of, and counter-arguments for, each approach.

Pluralism in the Economics Curriculum
Andrew Mearman, University of Leeds, A companion booklet to the above, reporting on real examples of each approach to diversifying the curriculum.

Heterodox theories of Economics
Advice on diversifying the curriculum, looking in particular at F
eminist Theory, Queer Theory and Post-Colonial Theory, from the Diversifying Economic Quality wiki based at Swarthmore College, USA.

Economics as a social science in French lycées: a programme shaped by the evolution of a school discipline
Elisabeth Chatel, IDHE-CNRS-ENS-Cachan, France. January 2010

External links

Volume 8 Issue 2 (2009) of the International Review of Economics Education (IREEis a special issue on pluralism in economics education.  

The International Journal of Pluralism in Economics Education (IJPEE) is a journal dedicated to "a pluralism of approaches, adapted to the complexity of the objects and to the uncertainty surrounding most of the big questions in economics".

Teaching Heterodox Economics Concepts by Andrew Mearman, University of the West of England. Published 2007 as a chapter in the Handbook for Economics Lecturers.

See also these teaching case studies:

Peter Earl, University of Queensland; Tim Wakeley, University of Bath
Published 2 Aug 2005
Andrew Mearman, University of the West of England
Published 27 Jul 2005


Association for Heterodox Economics

Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics