ERIC Number: ED145109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education Project: Community Approach Utilizing an Off-Campus Facility.
Santa Barbara Elementary and High School District, CA. Career Education Dept.
The project reported here was conducted to develop a consumer education program for high school students (grades 10 through 12) which would: (1) provide students with hands-on experiences in the management of resources (money, time, and energy) as householders in a simulated off-campus laboratory (a community girls' club), and (2) enable students to investigate community agencies and organizations which impact on householders. This report begins with a brief overview of the program relative to goals, student objectives, resources, credits, grading, and learning activities (ranging from simulating the process of getting a job to touring a mortuary and reporting the costs of dying). The next section contains a two-page course description which includes a short descriptive paragraph, areas of emphasis with time allotments, and six student performance objectives; a student progress card form; a pre- and posttest; and thirty objectives (twenty-two required and eight optional student learning activities). The remainder of this report consists of instructional units for each of the twenty-two required learning activities designed to enable students to complete the activities by utilizing the problem solving process in a self-paced, individualized instructional format. Each unit, varying from one to fifteen pages in length, includes a student objective (a specific learning activity); rationale; statement of the problem to solve; suggested resources; and student's solution to the problem (either specific questions to be answered, charts or forms to complete, or space to present solutions). (EM)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Community Organizations, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Field Instruction, High Schools, Home Economics, Home Management, Individualized Programs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Money Management, Off Campus Facilities, Problem Solving, Public Agencies, Secondary Education, Simulated Environment, Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara Elementary and High School District, CA. Career Education Dept.
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