ERIC Number: ED054046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Newburyport Massachusetts Plan for Consumer Education.
Newburyport School Committee, MA.
The Newburyport Project for Consumer Education, a pilot project conducted under the auspices of the Newburyport School Committee and the Massachusetts Department of Education, is described in this brochure in terms of the project's rationale, history, and implementation. The three-year project, now in its second year, is based on two principles: 1) consumer education should be for all students at all stages of their school experience and cut across subject boundaries from K-12, and 2) in order to be truly effective, this program should include elements from outside the education community. During the initial stages of the project, local teachers worked on identifying concepts and determining their applicability at various grade levels. Later, they developed curriculum units which were then tried out in various grades. In-service teacher education has been an important part of the project. In addition to teachers presently associated with the project, curriculum development will involve other teachers within the system, students, parents, business people, and the community at large. Complete elements of the teaching guide will be implemented and evaluated by teachers from the project staff. Later, the materials will be tested by a group of representative teachers not associated with the project. A list of personnel associated with the project is included in the brochure. (JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Newburyport School Committee, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Newburyport Project for Consumer Education