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The purpose of this wiki is to promote inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based teaching practices in economics. We wish to provide a place for economics departments and faculty to disseminate and to discover data, analyses, and prescriptions for increasing the diversity of the discipline. We also wish to encourage thoughtful reflection on why inclusion and diversity are important to the future of economic theory and policymaking and on how the choices of instructors and gatekeepers affect student participation and achievement.
Bayer, Amanda, ed. 2011. Diversifying Economic Quality. http://www.diversifyingecon.org (accessed <date of access>).
Diversifying Economic Quality was first published in 2011. Amanda Bayer is the creator and founding editor. In 2012, the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession officially became a sponsor and began providing support and guidance. They thank contributors, colleagues, and the following organizations for their support of this project:
- The Consortium On High Achievement and Success
- Swarthmore College Department of Economics and Division of Social Sciences
- Swarthmore College Information Technology Services
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- This wiki promotes best teaching practices in economics, particularly practices that encourage women, students of color, and members of other underrepresented groups to continue their study of economics. Here, economists can disseminate and discover prescriptions for improving our teaching and the inclusiveness of our discipline. The teaching strategies offered here are presented alongside evidence of their effectiveness and practical suggestions for implementation. Please spend time browsing the site; many of the strategies are effective and straightforward to incorporate. Our choices as instructors and gatekeepers affect student participation and achievement. The wiki also provides data describing patterns of participation in our profession and opportunities for thoughtful reflection on why inclusion and diversity are important to the future of economic theory and policymaking.
To navigate the site, use the drop down bar at the top of the page or click on the logo, top left, which returns browsers to the Main Page.
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