ERIC Number: ED118757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Personal Finance Education Guide.
Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
The guide was developed to aid teachers in planning and developing programs in personal finance education which will prepare students to function as intelligent consumers. Three case studies illustrating common consumer problems are followed by the body of the guide, focusing on five major topics and incorporating economic, social, and physical factors needed for developing consumer skills. Employment and Income covers employment opportunities, obtaining a job, meeting responsibilites for job success, financial security and employment, employment organizations, and employment laws (Federal and State). Money Management includes financial planning, banking and record keeping, savings, investments, insurance, and legal documents. Credit discusses availability of credit, using credit, sources of credit, kinds of credit, credit costs, consumer credit laws, credit records, and solving credit problems. Purchase of Goods and Services includes factors affecting consumer purchases, the role of advertising, guidelines for shoppers, and retail outlets and services. Rights and Responsibilities in the Marketplace covers the role of the consumer in the economy, rights and responsibilites of consumers and sellers, fraudulent and deceptive practices, sources of consumer assistance, and consumer legislation. For each subtopic program goals, performance indicators, suggested evaluation techniques, taxonomy (program content), and suggested learning experiences are provided. A bibliography is included. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.