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ERIC Number: ED118811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Consumer Education in Texas High Schools.
McNeal, James U.
The study sought to determine a statewide status profile of consumer education in Texas public secondary schools and to obtain an attitudinal profile of Texas secondary teachers and administrators regarding consumer education. An introductory chapter traces the historical development of consumerism and consumer education. Two different sets of 10 questions which formed the bases for the status and attitudinal profiles are presented. A questionnaire was sent to 500 schools selected on the basis of enrollment, education and income levels, minority population ratios, and urban-rural characteristics. Responses from 256 schools provided the status profile which showed that consumer education was generally incorporated into other existing courses. The attitudinal profile, obtained by means of personal interviews with 56 selected public school administrators and telephone interviews with 12 others, indicated receptiveness to the idea of a practical course in consumer education. Information from the questionnaires and interviews is analyzed and discussed in detail. The findings of the study are summarized and five conclusions concerning the development and implementation of consumer education are presented. An eight-item bibliography and appended material (definitions, mail survey form, interview format, and maps showing geographic coverage of the questionnaires and interviews) are included. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas