|CSUF Center Director
Honored By California Council on Economic Education
Chiara Gratton-Lavoie honored for successfully
promoted economic education among K-12 students in California.
November 8, 2005 :: No. 71
Chiara Gratton-Lavoie, director
of Cal State Fullerton’s Center
for Economic Education, was honored Oct. 28 as one of
six inaugural recipients of the 2005 Adam Smith Award from
the California Council on Economic Education.
The award, presented to educators who have
successfully promoted economic education among K-12 students
in California, was presented in conjunction with the 10th
annual California Association of School Economics Teachers
Conference in San Francisco.
Gratton-Lavoie, a resident of Fullerton, has
been a member of Cal State Fullerton’s faculty since
1999 and has directed the Center for Economic Education for
four years. This summer, she began a study with Andrew Gill,
professor of economics, in which they are exploring the knowledge
base of 12th-graders in three Orange County school districts
on such concepts as supply and demand, inflation and recession.
The study is underwritten by a $19,587 grant from the National
Council on Economic Education.
Part of Cal State Fullerton’s College
of Business and Economics, the Center for Economic Education
was established to provide technical economic education services
to improve the level of economic understanding in grades K-12,
institutions of higher learning and the surrounding community.
In December, the center will host a two-day workshop that
will introduce high school economics teachers to 45 activity-based
lessons tailored to the central themes of supply, demand,
market economics, global economy and macroeconomics.
Additional information about the center is available at 657-278-2248.
||Chiara Gratton-Lavoie at 657-278-2292
Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at 657-278-4852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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