ERIC Number: ED118820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Guide for Consumer Education...Grades K-12: A Pilot Program Developed in the Westborough Public Schools.
Framingham State Coll., MA.
Suggested learning activities for teaching consumer education to K-12 students which can be integrated into the regular curriculum are provided in the guide. The guide is divided into four areas which focus on the different roles of the consumer: (1) the consumer's values and goals--self-development, health and safety, decision making, and occupations; (2) the consumer's management of resources--personal resources, environmental resources, time, and money; (3) the consumer and the economic system--structure and operation of our system, money in our economic system, role of government, and role of the consumer; and (4) the consumer and mass communications--primary purpose, contributing influences, and consumer rights and responsibilities. Generalizations about each topic area are briefly presented. Objectives and suggested learning activities are provided within each area for the following levels: primary (K-4), intermediate (5-8), and secondary (9-12). A list of locally available resources includes bibliographies and directories, textbooks, suggested pamphlets and booklets, curriculum guides and teaching guidelines, audiovisual materials, and teacher-made resources. A local community resources list presents suggested speakers and field trips and is included as an example of school-community liaison. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Consumer and Homemaking Education.
Authoring Institution: Framingham State Coll., MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts