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ERIC Number: ED118995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Concepts, Topics and Objectives for Consumer Education, K-Adult.
California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
The research project identifies discrete ideas, topics, and concepts appropriate to an interdisciplinary plan for consumer education, K-adult, and assigned sequence program objectives to them. The overall goal for consumer education is stated "to help the individual achieve a satisfying life style by developing an understanding of the economic system to enable each to make skillful, constructive consumer decisions." Seven subgoals are listed and their accompanying concepts organize the presentation: (1) American Economic System, with five topics; (2) Use of Money, with five topics; (3) Goods and Services, with eight topics; (4) Influences on Producers and Consumers, with five topics; (5) Credit, with five topics; (6) Rights and Responsibilities, with five topics; (7) Values and Life Styles, with five topics. Concept and topic objectives are listed under elementary, secondary, and adult categories, and are also broken down into grade levels. Project background, overview, and literature search are discussed. Appended are: project correspondence and draft materials; a compilation of curriculum objectives, concepts, and goals listed under the seven concept headings; a 49-page bibliography of resource materials for the student and teacher, categorized by concept headings; and draft materials from the Consumer Education Task Force. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.