ERIC Number: ED207914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Economics Education in Michigan Schools: Report of the 1980 Survey.
Lloyd, Janice Holm
A status report of consumer economics education in Michigan schools is contained in this publication. A statewide survey of all public school districts in Michigan was undertaken in 1980. The survey report is intended to stimulate communication and action among educators to improve the quality of consumer economics programs in Michigan schools. Included among the findings are the following. Twenty-eight percent of Michigan's 535 public school districts currently require students to take a separate consumer economics education course for graduation. Sixty-three percent of the districts offer a separate course as an elective, including 52 districts which also have a required course. Eight-one percent of Michigan's public school districts now have one or more separate courses in consumer economics education in the curriculum. Two-thirds of the required courses is taught by social studies faculty, with the remainder taught by home economics and business educators. Of the districts which offer elective courses and report faculty subject areas, nearly half are offered by the home economics department. Nineteen-percent of the districts do not have separate consumer economics education. Included in the appendix are the survey form and a suggested procedure for implementing consumer economics education at all levels. Sources of additional information and assistance are also provided. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Bank of Detroit, MI.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Consumer Education Center.