ERIC Number: ED129193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-29
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Protection Strategies: A Literature Review and Synthesis. Improving the Consumer Protection Function in Postsecondary Education.
Helliwell, Carolyn B.; Jung, Steven M.
Summarized are the findings of an American Institutes for Research (AIR) project to field test a data capture and dissemination system that would provide information for improving consumer protection in postsecondary education. Presented is a discussion of the methodology used, examples of consumer abuses cited in the literature, an analysis of consumer protection needs as described in the materials that were reviewed, and an explanation of the present system of postsecondary educational governance in the context of consumer protection with a special emphasis on the means employed to determine institutional eligibility for federal financial assistance to students. Criticisms of this system and suggestions for improving its consumer protection function are outlined. In conclusion, an assessment is presented of the possibilities for change within and among various elements of the postsecondary educational protection systems to enhance its effectiveness. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Consumer Protection, Federal Aid, Governance, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Student Financial Aid
American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, California 94302
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.