ERIC Number: ED123359
Record Type: RIE
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An Instructional System for Consumer Decision-Making: Teacher's Manual.
Suchman, J. Richard; DiSario, Martha R.
An instructional system is presented for building the competencies of adult basic education students in making consumer decisions, and offers a guide to teachers who wish to design their own decision-making problems for students. The first four chapters provide a brief introduction, discuss the rational consumer decision-making process and the needed consumer decision-making competencies, and describe the model instructional system for teaching the decision-making competencies. Over half of the document is taken up by the final chapter, which presents the instructional model for decision making with suggestions for its use. The model, entitled "Buying a Used Car", presents four levels of instruction: (1) and (2), decision making on the "Can I afford it" level, supplemented by data cards; (3) realistic and complex "buy/don't buy" decision making, supplemented by data cards; (4) real-life decision-making situation of "buyer" and "seller," with no data cards. Instructions for teachers regarding the development of data cards are provided, and performance objectives, teaching strategies, and answer sheets are given. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Carmel, CA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of the original; For related documents, see CE 007 042-044