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ERIC Number: ED066601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 219
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Teachers' Attitudes; Toward Consumer Issues and Their Appraisal of the Educational Relevance of These Issues.
Burton, John Robert
To determine whether differences existed between business education, social studies, and home economics teachers as to their attitudes toward pertinent consumer issues and their appraisal of the educational relevance of these issues, questionnaires were mailed to secondary school teachers of business, social studies, and home economics in the state of Connecticut. Usable responses from 78.7 percent (234) of the teachers revealed these conclusions: (1) Business education, social studies, and home economics teacher groups tended to respond in a manner similar to that of a consumer advocate, (2) The three teacher groups appear to favor the inclusion of that portion of consumer education that pertains to consumer issues into the curriculum, and (3) Social studies teachers tended to be more consumer-oriented than the other groups, which, in view of attitude transfer research, suggests that students of social studies teachers might receive a point of view more closely related to that of a consumerist. (SB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Connecticut University