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Professional development in the teaching of economics

As part of the 2006 economics assessment, social science department heads in high schools were asked about professional development activities in the teaching of economics. The question and the percentage of students associated with the department heads' responses are shown below.

How many of the teachers who teach economics-related courses in your department this year have had the following types of professional development related to the teaching of economics in the last two years?

  Percentage of students
Types of professional development None A few Most All Don't

College or university courses

42 28 9 22 #

Workshop or program of less than 6 hours

37 30 14 19 #

Workshop or program of more than 6 hours

48 28 9 15 #

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# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Economics Assessment.

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