ERIC Number: ED055931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education: Questions and Resources.
Senn, Peter R.; Binkley, Joanne L.
Increasing complexity in the marketplace, and changing interests in consumption have led to an expansion of consumer education. One result of this expansion has been a shift away from the traditional place where the subject has been taught, home economics, into business, distributive education, and social studies. Joseph N. Uhl's Survey and Evaluation of Consumer Education Programs in the United States (ED 038 549), published by the Office of Education in 1970, is the source of this information and the basis for this brief guide. The first part raises 15 questions on consumer education as a part of the social studies that should be considered. Suggested partial answers and approaches for each fall into two categories: 1) Principles: teacher reaction, considerations in content, objectives, student needs, pretesting; and, 2) Selecting Materials: relation to teaching methods and plans; business orientation; sexual discrimination; role-typing; racist attitudes; innovative viewpoints; views on the creation and satisfaction of consumer needs and wants; treatment of income problems; socioeconomic group orientation; treatment of public and private consumption; and, the expressed or implied image of man. The second and last part of the paper describes some of the major sources of information on curriculum planning and consumer guidance: institutions, guides, a bibliography, and periodicals. (Author/SBE)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Media Selection, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Studies, Social Values, Socialization, Student Needs
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($.85)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.