ERIC Number: ED065409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Consumer Education in the Secondary Curriculum: Guidelines for Implementation.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.
Guidelines are suggested here for integrating consumer subject matter into existing secondary curricula, developing a team approach, or developing a systems approach that involves the entire school and community rather than offering a separate consumer education course. Any or all of the above suggestions might be utilized within a school district. The purposes of consumer education are to help each student: 1) to develop his own value system; 2) to develop a sound decision-making procedure; 3) to evaluate alternatives in the marketplace; 4) to understand his rights and responsibilities as a consumer; and 5) to fulfill his role in directing a free enterprise system. Selections are presented offering general objectives, performance objectives, content, and activities for each of the following eleven disciplines: Business Law; Business Mathematics; Distributive Education; English; General Business; Health; Home Economics Education; Industrial Arts; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.