ERIC Number: ED150328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Consumer Education. Delta Pi Epsilon Rapid Reader No. 2.
This teaching guide provides secondary business teachers with ideas for teaching consumer education and assistance in strengthening the course content and methodology. Content is presented in four parts. Part 1 provides an overview of consumer education and covers the teacher, course objectives, content areas, and teaching-learning strategies (questionnaire and pretest to determine student background and experiences and values clarification devices). Part 2 presents topical outlines for ten consumer education course content areas and follows each of the ten outlines with suggested teacher and student readings (correlated with subject matter in the outline) and descriptions of several teaching strategies that can be used in covering specific content (including individual and group exercises, worksheets, role playing, guest speakers, research, case study, survey, pre- and posttests, and audiovisual instructional aids). The ten content areas are consumers in the marketplace, sources of consumer information, shopping for food, shopping for services, shopping for housing and shelter, shopping for transportation, shopping for credit, consumer aid and protection, insurance, and management and family income. Part 3 briefly discusses methods for evaluating the students, teacher, and course. Part 4 covers resource materials and includes a consumer education pretest and answers, pretest references, and bibliographies of resources (books, periodicals, and films). (EM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Consumer Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Films, High Schools, Learning Activities, Money Management, Periodicals, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Pi Epsilon, St. Peter, Minn.