ERIC Number: ED072514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Project To Create and Validate Curriculum Materials in Consumer Education for High School Students. Final Report.
Nappi, Andrew T.
The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term impact of inquiry-oriented teaching materials on high school students' understanding of consumer education concepts and practices. In addition, the study sought to ascertain if a comparative advantage exists in offering consumer education courses at the preservice and the inservice levels of instruction. Data collected and analyzed in the study were fit into linear regression equations, one for each of the eleven models employed in testing the hypothesis underlying the central problem. The Consumer Information Test (CIT) and the Test of Economic Understanding (TEU) were used to measure high school students' understanding of consumer education and economic knowledge. Study findings revealed that the inquiry-oriented teaching materials positively affect students' understanding of consumer education concepts and practices and that the traditional treatment of consumer education subject matter is less effective than the inquiry mode of instruction. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, High School Students, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Money Management, Multiple Regression Analysis, Program Evaluation, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.