ERIC Number: ED118870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Limited Field Testing of the Planning Guide Consumer Education K-12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Supplement.
Framingham State Coll., MA.
The document presents supplementary material for the planning guide based on the results of a field test conducted in an urban school system and on comments from teachers, aimed at making the activities more relevant to student needs. Activities carried out in the four content areas are described, with teacher comments on their reception by the students, separately for the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. After pretesting, about two-thirds of the sample of 351 students were given consumer education training. After training, all students were posttested using the opposite version of their pretest form. The results of the tests suggest that while test order played a significant role in determining pre- to posttest improvement, neither test series (elementary, junior high, and high school) nor test group (consumer education and control) by themselves were significant in effecting improvement. However, a significant effect was revealed when the interaction of test series and test groups was considered in an analysis of variance test. The implications for consumer education of the findings of learning differences by age and topic are briefly discussed. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office of Consumer and Homemaking Education.
Authoring Institution: Framingham State Coll., MA.