ERIC Number: ED218187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community ACTION Program for Business and Economic Education.
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
These materials are designed to help concerned people develop and improve the quality of business and economic education programming in their community school system. Cooperative curriculum planning and community resource sharing should involve professional educators and community members in order to obtain the broadest possible consensus for decision-making. There are 11 sections. Section one discusses the importance of economic education to the community, objectives and goals of economic education, and program evaluation. Section two presents facts about economic education. Criteria for economic education programming are presented in section three. Section four contains a sample letter for use with community leaders and groups interested in the development, maintenance, or improvement of local economic education programs. Promotion of economic education is discussed in section five. Section six, "Discussion Starters," contains answers to questions often asked by audiences about economic education programs. Benefits that a school system secures through a community action program are presented in section seven. Section eight contains tips for keeping the community informed. Specific steps for setting up a community economic education program are outlined in section nine. Section ten contains a flow chart for a community action program (CAP). Committees needed for CAP are presented in section 11. (RM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Benefits, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, Secondary Education
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.