ERIC Number: ED038549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey and Evaluation of Consumer Education Programs in the United States. Vol. I: Survey and Evaluation of Institutional and Secondary School Consumer Education Programs. Vol. II: Sourcebook of Consumer Education Programs. Final Report.
Uhl, Joseph N.; And Others
Research was conducted into the structure and content of consumer education programs in secondary schools and of adult education organizations. The purposes of this research were: (1) to determine the prevalence and treatment of consumer education in the high school curriculum; (2) to analyze the objectives, program structure, and effectiveness of consumer education programs of such organizations as firms, trade and professional groups, governments, voluntary associations, educational institutions, and consumer organizations; and (3) to compile an inventory of the national consumer education effort. Results of a national survey of consumer education in secondary schools are presented, and problems of consumer education in the high schools are disscussed. Recommendations are made for improving these programs. An analysis is made of adult consumer education programs outside the schools, as based on a national survey of these programs. Problem areas are identified, and recommendations are made for improving the programs. A sourcebook is provided, which contains a master index of program sources, an alphabetical listing of major U. S. consumer education programs classified by program sources, a subject-matter index of consumer education programs, and a geographical program index. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN.