ERIC Number: ED234232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
This module, consisting of materials for use in conducting a consumer education mini-course, deals with effective consumerism. Covered in the individual lessons are the following topics: being prepared with information (sources of consumer information and subscription forms); evaluating warranties and service contracts; evaluating advertising and selling practices (door-to-door sales laws and mail order merchandising rules); fraud and deception (home improvement frauds and guarding against fraud), and understanding consumers' rights to register dissatisfaction and to be heard (making complaints, sample complaint letters, and where to complain). Each lesson contains a list of concepts to be covered in the lesson, suggested activities, a list of instructional materials included in the lesson, a list of related references, an information outline, pertinent records and forms, and transparency masters. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Guidelines, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Merchandise Information, Occupational Home Economics, Purchasing, Salesmanship, Secondary Education
Instructional Materials Laboratory, 10 Industrial Education Bldg., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau.
Identifiers: Consumer Skills; Deception; Service Contracts; Warranties
Note: For related documents, see CE 036 995-996. Produced by the Instructional Materials Laboratory. Initial materials developed through Independent Living for the Elderly Project, 1980-81.