ERIC Number: ED049373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education For Families With Limited Incomes.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Prepared by the Home Economics Instructional Materials Center at Texas Tech University after a literature review and interviews with persons teaching low-income adults, and tested with groups of disadvantaged adults, this guide is for teacher use in providing disadvantaged adults with consumer education information. Section I describes the procedures used in the development of the materials in the guide, suggestions for their use, and background information on poverty and working with poverty groups. Section II provides behavioral objectives, vocabulary terms, suggestions for content and learning experiences, key ideas, directions for audiovisual aids and suggestions for simulation games, case studies, skits, and stories for the following units, which are designed for persons with fourth to sixth grade educational levels: (1) Decision-Making, (2) Planning, (3) Buying, (4) Banking, (5) Borrowing, (6) Saving, (7) Insuring, (8) Sharing, (9) Earning, and (10) Protecting. Section III contains suggestions for the teacher working with homemakers or families on a one-to-one basis. Included are guidelines for person-to-person instruction, problem areas of low-income families, suggestions for visuals and handouts, and a list of free and inexpensive references and materials. (SB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Disadvantaged, Educational Media, Home Economics Education, Learning Activities, Money Management, Poverty, Purchasing, Teaching Guides
Home Economics Instructional Materials Center, P.O. Box 4067, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.