Conference news

4th April 1997 at 01:00
At this week's Economics and Business Education Association annual conference, the EBEA relaunched its journal, Teaching Business and Economics.

Membership of the association (Pounds 36 for individuals, Pounds 62 for institutions) includes copies of the thrice-yearly published journal as well as concessionary rates to events like the conference.

Key-note speakers at the conference offered two differing perspectives on the role of business education. Liz Francis of the Schools Curriculum Assessment Authority introduced sessions on the implementation of Sir Ron Dearing's review of 16-19 qualifications and examination boards' plans for syllabuses which include the business studies and economics core. The presidential address was given jointly by Chris Marsden of Warwick University Business School, president of the EBEA, and Simon Zadek, research director of the new Economics Foundation. They spoke on the evolution of the role of large corporations in shaping people's lives and the implications this has for educating children to be "good citizens" and the meaning of citizenship in this changing global environment. Abstracts of these and other main conference speeches will be found in the second issue of the journal, out in June.

Teaching Business and Economics aims to meet the needs of teachers and lecturers from key stage 4 to A-level and GNVQ. Each edition will have a mix of update articles for business and economics combined with related classroom materials and activities, reviews, an on-line section and letters.

The first issue's cover story looks at the motives of football clubs. It uses case-study material to help unpick the story for students. The economics section looks at that thorny issue of the single currency, suggesting ways of dealing with it in the classroom.

If you would like to know more about this new venture or membership details please phone EBEA on 01273 846033

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