The International Association for Feminist Economics
The IAFFE Teaching and Pedagogy Issues Committee
invite you to the 2003 Pedagogy Workshop
Using Data for Economic Literacy: A Project for Feminist Pedagogy
When: Thursday, January 2, 2003 (the
day before the ASSA Meetings)
Where: American University, Washington, D.C.
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Annual IAFFE Teaching Workshop “Using Data for Economic Literacy: A Project
for Feminist Pedagogy,” organized by the Teaching and Pedagogy Committee
of the International Association for Feminist Economics is planned for Thursday,
January 2, 2003 at American University in Washington, D.C., USA.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and skills that improve the economic literacy and critical thinking goals of feminist pedagogy. College students often enter their economics courses knowing little about the economy. As a result, economics instructors find it necessary to introduce their students to some basic economic facts and figures before delving into the theoretical underpinnings of the economy.
This workshop will examine how to use U.S. Census Data in economics classes by providing a background and processes for using data in the classroom, and by demonstrating ways to create assignments and interpret data. During the workshop facilitators will focus on the development of both very short and more lengthy classroom exercises that utilize web based data sources from the U.S. Census Bureau. Experts from the U.S. Census Bureau will demonstrate Ferret and SIPP (the Survey of Income and Program Participation). and will advise participants on short classroom projects using Census data. Participants will also be guided through exercises in developing relevant questions that can be explored through these data sources. For example, what constitutes “the” economy, and how have changes in its components affected U.S. individuals and families? What items do families purchase, and how do these budgetary expenditures vary across race-ethnicity, age, family type, and presence of children? How are gender and race-ethnicity related to income distribution and poverty?
Workshop participants will receive materials to use in their own classes and will have the opportunity to discuss the workshop's ideas, with the workshop staff and each other.
|9:30–10:00 AM||Welcome, Introduction|
|| Instructors familiar with the use of web-based data sources
will demonstrate their development of course specific applications. These
instructors will guide participants through the process of developing applications
as well as provide examples of classroom tests applications.
(Heather Boushey, Shyamala Raman, and Jean Shackelford)
Lunch (provided in registration fee)
Survey of Program Dynamics (DPD)/
|Ferrett demonstration and hands-on usage/