ERIC Number: ED066416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Problems of the Poor. Expanded Programs of Consumer Education. (Series)
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The fourth in a series of modules--Expanded Programs of Consumer Education--this material is designed to help the poor make better use of their income and to stimulate those of high income to a greater understanding of the problems of their fellow-citizens. The modules are prepared for high school students as separate publications to provide flexibility; each of the nine planned units may be used as a discrete unit or with others in the series. Understandings are demonstrated under suggested pupil and teacher activities followed by sources of primary and supplementary materials. Students are oriented to the concepts of poverty, it's physical, mental, and psychological realities; followed by attitudes toward and factors contributing to poverty, and concrete attempts to assist. Remedies include: educating the poor to consumer pitfalls, destructive marketing habits, consumer credit deception; and instructing them in insurance, housing, service, and legal rights. A game, Market Maze, has an emphasis on good buying habits. Student awareness of problems faced by ghetto dwellers such as limited shopping facilities, lack of day care centers, and ignorance of available assistance should contribute to helping the poor make better use of their disposal income. Related documents are ED 022 044, ED 060 220. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.