ERIC Number: ED109354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education for Adults: Consumer Economics Module.
Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
An outgrowth of State-sponsored institutes conducted by Auburn University, Alabama, to produce career education teaching modules for adults, the consumer economics module is one of five field-tested curriculum guides adopted from findings of the nationally oriented Adult Performance Level Study conducted at the University of Texas. The primary instructional objective of the consumer economics module is to help adult learners "to manage a family economy and to demonstrate an awareness of sound purchasing practices." A designator coding system identifies performance objectives with a corresponding series of learning tasks or enabling objectives; separate columns list related instructor activity, learner activity, and resources. Basic skill areas emphasized are communication skills, problem solving techniques, and interpersonal relationships. Topic coverage includes: consumer economic vocabulary; related measurement and mathematical operations, sales tax, and use of catalogs and consumer guides; determination of economical shopping places; differences in brand names, "firsts"; and "seconds"; methods of packaging goods; taking advantage of sales; advertising practices; ordering food in a restaurant; buying home furnishings; obtaining housing; buying and maintaining a car; community banking services; credit systems and budgeting techniques; insurance; food stamps; and efficient household management. A 26-page bibliography of additional resources is provided. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Education, Class Activities, Consumer Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Home Management, Money Management, Resource Materials
Department of VED, Division of Adult Education, Auburn University, 203 Petrie Hall, Auburn, Alabama 36830 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.; Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama