ERIC Number: ED156553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Framework for Consumers' Education: Teacher Education Module 1.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The document is the first in a series of four competency-based inservice teacher education modules in consumer education. Each of the modules is self-contained and can be completed by teachers at their own rate. The main objective of the program is to assist curriculum developers and elementary and secondary classroom teachers as they plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a multidisciplinary consumer education program. The present module provides a short introduction to the nature and status of consumer education, discusses various views and approaches to consumer education, identifies characteristics of a competent consumer, offers pre- and posttest exercises to assess knowledge of consumer education, and presents an interdisciplinary curriculum framework for a K-adult consumer education program. Learning activities involve the teachers in defining terms, analyzing consumer-related statements, role playing, completing short answer blanks, writing essays, answering discussion questions, and taking multiple-choice tests. Upon completion of the exercises in this module, teachers are expected to be able to give reasons for the inclusion of consumer education in the curriculum; characterize competent consumers; define consumer education and show how it can be integrated with other disciplines; and develop consumer education teaching strategies involving critical thinking, value clarification, and problem solving. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Pretests Posttests, Problem Solving, Skill Development, State Curriculum Guides, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Florida Department of Education, c/o ITV and Educational Products Distribution, Room 23, Avant Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304 (free to professional education persons and groups only)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 774-776