ERIC Number: ED054029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching a Course in Personal Economics.
This teacher's guide, one of a series on personal economics, is a refinement of a course of study in personal economics prepared for the Fairfield School, Lancaster, Ohio. An introduction describes the structure of personal economics by offering a definition, discussing the ideas and concepts involved, and setting out a process for analyzing personal economic decisions. In 22 lessons, the course content focuses on the individual's decision-making process and participation in economic life in the roles of worker, consumer, and citizen. Emphasis is placed on his activities of earning, spending, borrowing, saving, investing, and influencing collective decisions. Each lesson follows the pattern of: I.) Teacher Background, and II.) Lesson Plan. The latter includes: Aim, Presentation, Further Readings, and Questions for Students. The final lesson, The Citizen--Personal Responsibilities, has students discuss some of the attributes of good citizenship. One of those stated refers to the acceptance of the responsibility for the maintenance and improvement of a competitive economic system assisted and regulated when necessary by governmental action. The test (to be used for pre- and post-testing) recommended is described in SO 001 629. Other guides in the series are: Teaching Personal Economics in the Social Studies (ED 052 101); ... in the Business Curriculum; and, ... Home Economics Curriculum. (JLB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Decision Making Skills, Economics, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Labor Economics, Money Management, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($2.50, 1-9 copies; $2.00, 10 or more copies)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.