ERIC Number: ED158050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky Consumer & Homemaking Education. Management-Consumer Education. Curriculum Guide, Comprehensive Courses.
Waldrop, Suzanne H.
Intended for use by teachers on the junior high and high school levels, this curriculum guide, which is one in a series of guides for consumer and homemaking education in Kentucky, outlines three courses in the area of management-consumer education. The junior high unit acquaints the student with the concepts of decision making and assessing available resources and introduces him to influences on consumer behavior; the comprehensive I level unit emphasizes the managerial process as it relates to personal decision making and implementation and deals with the teenager as a consumer; and the comprehensive II level unit focuses on the larger unit of the home and family (family decision making, life styles, resources, and financial planning), develops the idea of the multiple role of the homemaker, and discusses job opportunities in the management-consumer education area. For each unit, major concepts are identified as well as behavioral objectives which are stated in terms of student competencies, and the specific teaching strategies are accompanied by references to outside resources and supporting generalizations. Unit 1, which is to be used in the eighth grade, requires two to three weeks for completion while the comprehensive level units need four to six weeks each. A separate publication (CE 017 502) outlines a semester course on the same subject, and the appendix to the entire series (CE 017 496) includes activities for each instructional unit. (ELG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, Community Resources, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Employment Opportunities, Family Financial Resources, Family Life, Family Life Education, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Home Management, Instructional Materials, Money Management, Peer Influence, Purchasing, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Dept. of Home Economics and Family Living.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems; For related documents see CE 017 459-460 and CE 017 496-506