ERIC Number: ED158051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky Consumer & Homemaking Education. Management-Consumer Education. Curriculum Guide, Semester Course.
Waldrop, Suzanne H.
Intended for use by teachers at the high school level, this curriculum guide, which is one in a series of guides for consumer and homemaking education in Kentucky, outlines a semester special interest course in home management. The two units, comprehensive I and II, which are prerequisites for this course are found in a separate guide (CE 017 501). Covering many of the same topics in depth, this curriculum focuses on the following concepts: (1) decision making; (2) development of realistic goals and values; (3) assessment of resource potential, such as inner resources, earning and purchasing power, consumer credit, and coping with financial crisis; (4) increasing resource potential by substituting or developing skills through training; (5) financial security, examining its relation to marital happiness and its various aspects such as insurance, retirement income, welfare, savings, investments, and taxes; (6) history of the American family as an economic unit; (7) consumer rights and legislation; (8) consumer protection agencies; (9) managerial roles of men and women; and (10) career opportunities in management-consumer education. Behavioral objectives are stated in terms of student competencies, and the specific teaching strategies are accompanied by references to outside resources and supporting generalizations. The appendix contains five evaluation devices for student use, such as checklists on decision making and interests. A list of resources is published at the end, including books, periodicals, pamphlets, and filmstrips. (ELG)
Descriptors: Agencies, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Employment Opportunities, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Financial Support, High Schools, Home Management, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Legislation, Money Management, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Dept. of Home Economics and Family Living.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems. For related documents see CE 017 459-460 and CE 017 496-506