ERIC Number: ED170567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education Project: Final Report.
Wilhelms, Fred T., Ed.
The results of a one-year project to determine the status of provisions for consumer education throughout the country are reported in this document. A section on the observations and recommendations of the advisory committee of the consumer's education project serves as the document's introduction. Part I, background and overview, analyzes the growing national concern over consumer education, the federal role, and the commitment of the Education Commission of the States to this subject. Part II deals with the consumer education survey: highlights, questionnaires, and summaries of state and private sector findings. Consumer education programs in six selected states are examined in Part III: California, Georgia, Hawaii, New Jersey, Illinois, and Ohio. The discussions of five subject-matter conferences are summarized in Part IV: curriculum, teacher training, performance levels in consumer education, legislation and policy, and the private sector. Part V presents a short series of analytical statements, called issue papers, concerning successful organization, special courses in consumer education, and attitudes toward business in consumer courses. (CT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Consumer Education, Educational Policy, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Legislation, Performance, Private Agencies, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Teacher Education
Elementary/Secondary Department, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: California; Education Commission of the States CO; Georgia; Hawaii; Illinois; New Jersey; Ohio