ERIC Number: ED091515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education: A Conceptual Structure and Planning Guide for Senior High Schools in Wisconsin.
Appleton Public Schools, WI.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Prepared by junior and senior high teachers, the curriculum guide is an interdisciplinary approach by the business education, home economics, and social studies departments to a consumer education course. The initial development of materials was field tested and revised; a second-year field testing of the revised curriculum and a final analysis and revision is planned. A conceptual structure was developed with both instructional and performance objectives listed and a generalization statement made for each concept. Content, learning experiences, and evaluative experiences are presented in some detail for each concept. A time schedule is suggested for the one-year senior high course. Included in the course are these concepts: importance of money management (credit, financial institutions, purchasing, spending); consumer rights and responsibilities (taxes, personal financial security, consumer protection, advertising); and participation in the business community (economic systems, business organizations, employer-employee relationships, pricing, relationship between world of work and the individual). Appendixes include pre- and posttests for each semester, 27 pages of instructional materials, and a list of books, pamphlets, films, and kits pertaining to each concept. (SC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appleton Public Schools, WI.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin