ERIC Number: ED028276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Guidelines for Consumer Education.
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Consumer Education is not intended to direct consumer choices. It does provide an awareness of alternatives and opportunities and assists the consumer in making the choice which is best for his purposes in light of his values. It is not the purpose of consumer education to indoctrinate values. Consumer education should provide the experiences that enable students to engage in the process of weighing the evidence necessary to arrive at an intelligent decision. Guidelines are suggested for the consumer education curriculum topics: (1) General Principles of Consumer Purchasing, (2) Budgeting or Managing Money, (3) Using Consumer Credit, (4) Buying Goods and Buying Services, (5) Purchasing and Maintaining Automotive Products and Services, (6) Using Leisure Time, Money, and Energy, (7) Renting or Owning a Home, (8) Making Use of Insurance, (9) Savings and Investments, (10) Consumer Taxes, and (11) Consumer Rights and Responsibilities. Each topic is presented through a statement of rationale, a list of objectives stated in behavioral terms, a suggested content outline, suggested student activities, and a few specific resources applicable to the topic. Additional resource materials for each topic are listed in the final section of this publication. Suggestions are also included for curriculum organization, time allotment, school and community resources. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.