ERIC Number: ED159118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Planning Consumer Education Programs for Residents of Prisons and Pre-Release Centers.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Family Economics and Management.
The pamphlet describes the development of a consumer education program for prison inmates, and presents 12 curriculum guides on consumer topics relevant to prisoners. Because prison inmates spend time removed from the changing economic marketplace, and because many crimes stem from financial and economic problems, it is important to educate and prepare inmates for re-entry into the consumer's world. A task force involved in planning the pQogram determined that (1) instructional material must be suitable to a variety of reading levels, (2) audiovisual material and seminar/discussion format would be most effective, (3) motivation to attend would require special attention, and (4) scheduling must not conflict with other activities and requirements of prison life. The 12 guides, which were developed on topics of special interest to inmates, include suggested resource materials, learning objectives, and teacher references. Topics are consumer credit, money management and budgets, food purchasing, clothing values, shelter, health insurance, automobile ownership and operation, automobile insurance, checking accounts and banking, life insurance, consumer complaints, and recreation and leisure time. (AV)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Banking, Budgeting, Consumer Education, Correctional Education, Credit (Finance), Curriculum Guides, Health Insurance, Institutionalized Persons, Leisure Time, Money Management, Motor Vehicles, Prisoners, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Dept. of Family Economics and Management.
Note: Exhibit 1 may not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to small type size in original document