ERIC Number: ED022044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education, Materials for an Elective Course.
Bregman, Henry; And Others
An interdisciplinary course to be offered in grade 12 to serve as a capstone to the efforts of social studies, business education, home economics, health education, and industrial arts, in preparing citizens to be wise consumers, was developed by a team of teacher consultants and curriculum specialists. The materials were tested and revised after classroom use and the appraisal of specialists from non-profit consumer organizations. There are no fixed boundaries nor materials that must be covered in consumer education; therefore it is suggested that (1) student interests and needs be the initial subject matter content and (2) team teaching and planning be incorporated. Curriculum materials are outlined according to suggested learnings, pupil and teacher activities, sources of information, and concepts and understandings. Unit subjects are: (1) principles of consumer purchasing, (2) purchasing food, clothing, furniture, and appliances, (3) purchasing and maintaining an automobile, (4) housing, (5) short term consumer credit, (6) budgeting and money management, (7) fraud, quackery, and deception, (8) banking, savings and investments, (9) life and health insurance, and security programs, and (10) consumer law. The guide contains a selected bibliography of books, pamphlets, and filmstrips, slides and tapes. (FP)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Budgeting, Clothing, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Food, Grade 12, Housing, Insurance, Interdisciplinary Approach, Money Management, Purchasing, Resource Materials, Teaching Guides
Publications Distribution Unit, State Education Department, Room 169, Education Building, Albany, New York. 12224 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.