ERIC Number: ED160887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Consumer Education Course Content and Methodology and Related Needs of Consumer Education Teachers in Missouri. Final Report.
Martin, Betty B.; And Others
To effectively provide services to assist consumer educators, data was sought regarding (1) the specific types of classes in which consumer education is taught, (2) the concepts and methodology included in consumer education courses, (3) the concepts and methodology for which teachers feel a particular need for additional information, and (4) the types and structures of inservice courses which would be most useful to consumer educators. This information could aid institutions of higher education and the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in providing the most effective assistance to consumer educators. Survey instruments were developed and sent to consumer educators in the state of Missouri. The results of the investigation indicate that teachers in several subject matter disciplines are instructing consumer education topics. There is strong evidence to suggest that classroom teachers are seeking assistance with subject matter information and teaching methods and materials. Three recommendations were offered: first, inservice workshops emphasizing subject matter information be initiated; second, a statewide consumer education association be developed; and third, consideration and use of community resources by the classroom teacher be encouraged. (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.