ERIC Number: ED130990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for 4-H Consumer Education.
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This guide is planned to assist state agricultural extension persons who are responsible for program development of a youth consumer education program. It identifies priority content and teaching methods for program content, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A rationale for developing a 4-H consumer education program is given which emphasizes the need for such education in a dynamic, changing society. Consumer education is defined in several ways. One definition is that it is related to consumption of private and public goods and services for personal and household use. A curriculum guide for developing a consumer education program in four areas of consumer concern is presented: the consumer as an individual; the consumer as a member of society; the consumer in the marketplace; and the consumer's business rights and responsibilities. Concepts and generalizations needed to master the competencies are outlined in each area for three age levels--9 to 12 years, 12 to 14 years, and 14 to 19 years of age. The guide concludes with some aids for teaching 4-H consumer education, such as examples of learning experiences, teaching techniques, and learning characteristics of different age groups. A list of resources includes references, visual aids, and agencies and organizations to contact. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.