ERIC Number: ED123155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Compulsory Consumer Education in the Schools of Norway and a Comparison of Those Programs with Similar Instruction in the United States.
McKitrick, Max O.
This survey compares compulsory consumer education in Norway with similar programs in the United States. After a short introduction, section two describes Norway and its public education system. Section three examines the role of the Norwegian Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Governmental Administration and describes compulsory consumer education as it is currently being taught in the Norwegian basic schools (grades one through nine). Section four discusses the differences between consumer education in Norway and in the United States. Since there is a great difference between Norwegian and American attitudes toward the role of government in consumer activities, these differences are discussed in some detail. Other comparisons include mandated versus voluntary instruction, integration of consumer topics in other courses versus a separate course, and the grade levels at which this subject matter is taught. In addition, comparisons are made of instructional materials, teaching methods, course content, effectiveness of instruction, and teacher preparation. In the final section the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study are reported. (DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Economics Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Money Management, Program Descriptions, Purchasing, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Department of Business Education and Administrative Services, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 ($6.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Dept. of Business Education and Administrative Services.
Identifiers - Location: Norway