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Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course
Forum for Social Economics (2009)
  • Julie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Neva Goodwin, Neva Goodwin
It can be difficult to incorporate ecological and feminist concerns into introductory courses, when one is also obliged to teach neoclassical analysis. In this essay we briefly describe how one might extend existing “multi-paradigmatic” approaches to feminist and ecological concerns, and then present an new alternative approach that may be more suitable for some students. This “broader questions and bigger toolbox” approach can be applied in both microeconomics and macroeconomics introductory classrooms.
Publication Date
July, 2009
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Citation Information
Julie A. Nelson and Neva Goodwin. "Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course" Forum for Social Economics Vol. 38 Iss. 2-3 (2009)
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