ERIC Number: ED152626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for In-Service Trainers in Consumer Education.
Brooks, Thomas M.
This handbook for trainers in consumer education contains three main sections: content outlines, learning activities, and resource materials. The areas covered by the content outlines are: financial management, consumer credit, and the consumer in the economy. The learning activities section comprises a sampling of the best activities identified through teacher workshops. Included in this section are: (1) a compilation of various learning activities, resources, and miscellaneous activities that can be used in presenting consumer education subject matter; (2) a hands on pretest where each question involves the student in an activity; (3) three games that can be used in teaching budgeting principles, money management, and the three different types of political/economic systems; (4) suggestions for a consumer education night meant to educate people in the community in various consumer topics; (5) directions for leading an economics field trip, including suggestions for organization, preparation, a worksheet, and a follow-up discussion; and (6) complete instructions on a marriage and money project that can be adapted for units on insurance, housing, budgeting, and comparison shopping. Finally, a resource list of films, filmstrips, pamphlets, and articles is provided in the last section. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Course Content, Credit (Finance), Economics Education, Educational Games, Educational Media, Field Trips, Filmstrips, Group Activities, Guidelines, Individual Activities, Inservice Education, Instructional Films, Learning Activities, Money Management, Pamphlets, Performance Criteria, Pilot Projects, Pretests Posttests, Program Content, Resource Materials, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.