ERIC Number: ED086631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Consumer Education. Consumer Education Materials Project.
Baecher, Charlotte; And Others
Designed to help parents and early childhood educators understand and take educational advantage of the child's developing consumer knowledge and attitudes, this publication, one of a series of six, was prepared by the Educational Division of Consumers Union for the Consumer Education Materials Project (CEMP). An introductory chapter explains the implications of different theories of child development and learning and presents some objectives for the young consumer. Case studies are organized in two sections. The first section provides models for developing consumer-oriented parent education programs, illustrates how parents can provide consumer lessons at home, and suggests ways to handle consumer instruction received from commercial television. The second section of case studies describes and analyzes how relevant consumer experiences have been integrated into day care centers, nursery schools, and kindergarten classrooms. A separate chapter suggests value clarification strategies that can be used in parent education programs and paraprofessional training programs. Related documents are SO 006 859-865. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Objectives, Kindergarten, Models, Nursery Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Television Viewing, Values
Consumers 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
Education Level: N/A
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.