ERIC Number: ED203151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Personal Finance Education Guide.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This guide is intended to assist curriculum planners and classroom teachers in designing and implementing personal finance instruction to meet a variety of student needs, interests, and abilities. It is organized under five concept areas: employment and income, money management, credit, purchase of goods and services, and rights and responsibilities in the marketplace. Each concept area contains several subconcepts. Under each subconcept the goals are listed at three levels of progressively greater complexity along with sample indicators of student performance. Classroom activities are accompanied by an outline of program content. Topics covered in the five concept areas include obtaining a job; meeting responsibilities for job success; employment law; financial security and employment; financial planning; banking and recordkeeping; savings; investments; legal documents; insurance; taxation; credit availability, use, selection, and problems; consumer credit laws; factors affecting consumer purchases; role of advertising; guidelines for shoppers; the U.S. economic system; rights and responsibilities of consumers and sellers; fraudulent and deceptive practices; sources of consumer assistance; and consumer legislation. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers: Consumer Skills; Personal Finance Training