ERIC Number: ED058115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching Personal Economics in the Home Economics Curriculum.
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
The guide for secondary teachers, a new interdisciplinary approach integrating macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts with home economic courses, is divided into two major parts: Part I, "Teaching Personal Economics in the Home Economics Curriculum," written by a group of specialists, stresses consumer behavior in four units on clothing, housing, foods and family (human development), any of which may be used as a subunit, course supplement, or general home economics course. The fifth unit comprised of case studies, presents an opportunity for students to further learn economic principles by applying them to specific situations. Part II, "Economics and the Consumer: Position Paper for the Personal Economics Project" by Meno Lovenstein emphasizes interrelationships of individual consumers to the total economy and economic analysis of the concepts of freedom of choice, opportunity costs, income, private and public consumer interests, budgets, savings and investing. Ten major conclusions listing the applications of economic analysis to personal decision-making are included. Introductory units for business education and social studies curricula are provided which are applicable to the home economics curriculum. Selected study materials listed include textbooks, general and paperbound readings, pamphlets, periodicals, audiovisual materials, simulation games, general personal economics materials and bibliographies. (SJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Economics Education, Home Economics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Money Management, Multimedia Instruction, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.