ERIC Number: ED160764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Training Consumer Educators: A Curriculum and Program Handbook. A Report on the Experience of the Consumer Law Training Center.
New York Law School, NY. Consumer Law Training Center.
Information is presented on the administration of consumer education programs to train teachers and community group leaders who will be teaching consumer education in their own communities. Suggestions and examples are based on experience in creating and teaching such a program in consumer law in New York City. The first three chapters give instruction on choice of the type of educational program, the selection criteria and process for program trainees, and program planning and design including planning conferences, resource and material acquisition, speakers, room selection, length and time of day of the class, and teaching methods. The bulk of the document consists of twenty-three consumer education lessons, each presenting a body of information to be taught and outlining teacher and student activities, materials, and resources. Comments are included on effectiveness and problems encountered in teaching the lessons in the New York program. Lesson topics include these: Basic Consumer Skills, Utilities, Door-to-Door Sales, Supermarket Traps, Food Labels and Nutrition, Market Surveys, Budgets, Credit--What It Costs and Where to Get It, Credit Unions, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, The Consumer As Defendant, Small Claims Court, Choosing and Working with Your Doctor, Drugs--Prescription and Over-the-Counter, How to Buy a Used Car, Repair Frauds, Funerals, and Food Cooperatives. Three concluding chapters provide suggestions on post-training program development, training program evaluation, and training program personnel and administration. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Law School, NY. Consumer Law Training Center.
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