ERIC Number: ED042998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Institute in Consumer Education for Disadvantaged Adults. Final Report.
Paolucci, Beatrice; And Others
This two week professional development institute was designed to equip vocational education personnel for work with the disadvantaged. Participants (business educators and home economists) were expected to acquire basic understanding of the problems of disadvantaged adults; explore consumer education services now available to the poor; identify approaches for coordinating school consumer education programs with those offered by other agencies; develop plans for program expansion; and select and/or construct suitable resource materials. Implications of vocational education amendments, the problems of low income consumers, consumer issues viewed in a socioeconomic and political context, and an orientation to alternative educational strategies, were stressed in the first week. The second week was largely devoted to developing the actual strategies for reaching and teaching disadvantaged adults, as well as a sharing of participants' previous work with consumers. It proved difficult to separate consumer problems from broader psychosocial and economic problems; and it was concluded that an interdisciplinary, multiproblem approach is needed. The participants also had an opportunity to examine their own roles in vocational education. (Author/LY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.