ERIC Number: ED211436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Economics Education Guidelines.
VanPatten, Muriel; And Others
These guidelines are designed to assist school districts in the development and implementation of new programs or in strengthening existing programs in consumer economics education at all levels. A variety of resources are included. The need for consumer economics education is discussed and a definition is provided. Goals are listed. Objectives, suggested learning activities, and resources are listed for the following six areas: factors affecting consumer behavior; basic principles of sound financial management; skills in buying and using goods and services; rights and responsibilities of consumers, business, and government; economic principles relating to the functioning marketplace; and sources of consumer information and assistance. A bibliography cites additional print and nonprint classroom materials which can be used to teach the listed objectives. Also included in the guidelines are guiding principles for consumer economics education, a suggested procedure for implementing consumer economics education, and sources of additional information. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bibliographies, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.