ERIC Number: ED215944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Consumer Education.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The purpose of this guide is to assist K-12 educators in developing consumer education curricula that are planned, ongoing, and systematic. The guide is comprised of six sections. The first or introductory section describes the guide. Section two deals with rationale and goals. A discussion of definition and need, philosophy, and program goals is provided. The focus of the third section is the curriculum development process. The instructional plan, implementation models, curriculum content, and suggested time allotments are examined. Organizing for instruction is the topic treated in section four. Discussed are facilities and materials, staffing and training, program coordination, resources, and special student populations. Section five contains examples of the kinds of consumer materials that could be infused into various subject areas. Objectives, content, and sample activities are provided for all grade levels. Program and student evaluation are the topics of section six. Included in the appendices are a bibliography of publishers, materials, and organizations, and a survey instrument for conducting a consumer education school assessment. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.