ERIC Number: ED117533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Consumer Education: A Guide for Teachers of Home Economics.
Gray, Ava A.; Whorley, Beulah
The guide offers suggested curriculum materials in consumer education for secondary schools or as background information for teaching adults. It focuses on an understanding of decision making, the economic system, and management. The units of instruction are based on 13 concepts: (1) the process of decision making in relation to consumer behavior; (2) relationship of values and goals to economic competence; (3) influences of the economic system on individual and family consumption; (4) analysis of the business system as related to consumerism; (5) relationship of national income, money, and banks to consumer practices; (6) effect of prices and stabilization procedures on the economy; (7) relationship of taxation to the monetary system; (8) banks and consumer credit services; (9) effects of advertising and protective aids on consumer practices; (10) managing and investing finances; (11) individual and family protection through insurance; (12) financing individual and family housing; and (13) financing individual and family transportation. Each concept provides information about its general purposes, objectives and learning experiences, and references. Sample instructional materials are presented in a separate (112 pages) and consist of information sheets, charts, illustrative materials, learning activities, games, forms, additional references, and other concept-related teaching aids. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Vocational Education.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.