ERIC Number: ED156554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Framework for Consumers' Education: Teacher Education Module 2.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The document is the second in a series of four competency-based inservice teacher education modules in consumer education. 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 presents a conceptual framework drawing on consumer and economic concepts and generalizations in nine areas: (1) production and consumption of goods and services; (2) scarcity, exchange, specialization, and economic interdependence; (3) economic freedom; (4) the market, equilibrium, supply, and demand; (5) business and industry; (6) government; (7) finance; (8) family/household financial planning; and (9) the consumer. The module also presents pretest exercises to assess knowledge of consumer concepts, an outline of concept clusters, suggestions for follow-up activities, and references. Learning activities involve teachers in filling in short answer blanks, role playing, answering questions, writing essays, drawing up budgets, taking multiple choice quizzes, and analyzing graphs, charts, and economic forecasts. Upon completion of the exercises in this module, teachers are expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge of a conceptual framework for consumers education and to identify and comprehend consumer education concepts related to the nine content areas. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business, Business Cycles, Competency Based Teacher Education, Concept Formation, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Marketing, Mass Production, 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.
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