ERIC Number: ED113396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education: Third-Year Final Report. Report No. 7614.
Haggett, William F.
The Consumer Education project aims to teach consumers to spend their money more wisely. Through school district teachers and administrators, the project hopes to reach students and their families. Services offered by the Consumer Affairs Education Services staff include workshops for teachers and parents, support for individual teachers and facilities through liaison staff members, materials from and the use of the resources center, newsletter, teacher guides, and the initiation of independent study programs. Of the seven objectives measured, all were met. Requests for materials were responded to, teachers were actively encouraged to integrate consumer education into their regular curricula, and a competency guide was developed, distributed, and evaluated. Also, new curricular materials were evaluated and parents, businesses, and governmental agencies were included in project activities. The objective not measured dealt with assessing student knowledge of consumer issues. Lack of an appropriate instrument was responsible for this; however, an instrument is currently being developed to assess student knowledge in consumer education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)