ERIC Number: ED086629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Consumer Education in Junior and Community Colleges/Postsecondary Vocational and Technical Institutes. Consumer Education Materials Project.
Baecher, Charlotte; And Others
Consumer education programs responsive to the needs of students enrolled in two-year colleges and other institutes at the postsecondary level are described in this publication, one of six in a series prepared by the Educational Division of Consumers Union for the Consumer Education Materials Project (CEMP). The case studies in this volume are organized into four sections. The first group explores a variety of separate course approaches, ranging from a consumer economics course doubling as an action program for a low-income housing project to the introduction of consumer-related materials into a freshman English course. The second group describes consumer education components in one- and two-year degree programs. A third group illustrates how four states used Federal monies to implement consumer and homemaking education programs in vocational-technical schools and institutes. The fourth section details other continuing education projects carried out under the auspices of two-year colleges. Possibilities are included for expanding and adapting the programs and approaches for each case study. A separate chapter suggests specific strategies for dealing with potential value conflicts. Related documents are SO 006 859-865. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Community Role, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Leadership Training, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Values, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Consumer Union of the United States, 256 Washington St., Mount Vernon, New York 10550 ($3.00 or $15.00 for all six project books)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Research Grants.
Authoring Institution: Consumers Union of United States, Inc., Mount Vernon, NY. Educational Services Div.