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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Great Advice for Teaching Basic Tax

Prof. Jim Maule (Villanova) has a great series of posts over at his Mauled Again blog that I highly recommend for those who are new (or not so new) to teaching the basic taxation course, or to a lesser extent any intro course on a heavily statutory/regulatory topic.  Anyone who teaches one of these courses can attest to the difficulty of getting students steeped in common law development through appellate court opinions to focus on statutes and regulations.  Teaching basic tax suffers, too, from the attitude of fear with which many students approach the tax system, combined with the financial inexperience common among students who have never held a permanent, full-time job, owned a home, had a child, etc. -- all life experiences addressed by various provisions in the Internal Revenue Code.  Jim offers several suggestions for helping students connect with such material.  Thanks, Jim.

Posted by Kristin Hickman on June 21, 2007 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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