ERIC Number: ED094106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Plan to Integrate Consumer Concepts into the Public Schools of Maryland.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
A plan to integrate consumer education concepts into the Maryland public school curriculum has presented broad goals, concepts, and objectives to form a framework for comprehensive consumer education. Compelling forces accelerating the need for consumer education have originated within schools to make education relevant to the problems of real life as well as outside the schools, as evidenced by the problems of people living in a modren, industrialized economy. A survey of Maryland schools showed consumer education to be included in the elementary curriculum but in no systematic pattern; consumer education was included at the high school level, not as a separate subject, but most frequently as a component of home economics or business education. Recommended strategies involve development and implementation by the State of initial management activities, assistance to counties in program planning and identifying personnel, assistance to teachers in acquiring attitudes and skills, establishment of a course and seminar available to all teachers, and the development of a research design for program evaluation. Two-thirds of the docuent consists of appendixes primarily devoted to the State survey of consumer education. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland