ERIC Number: ED174751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporation of Consumer Education [Lessons] in Adult Basic Education Programs in North Dakota. Final Report.
Two North Dakota home economists developed consumer education curricula based on adult performance level (APL) objectives and the perceived needs of their vocational students. They worked with local directors of adult basic and secondary education (ABSE) to incorporate the curricula into regular ABSE classes. Project objectives were to (1) identify consumer education needs of a sample group of adult basic education (ABE) students; (2) assist students in reaching the APL goal "to manage a family economy and demonstrate an awareness of sound purchasing principles" by formulating and testing teaching methods geared to the twenty APL objectives and student objectives; and (3) document effective methods for teaching consumer education to ABE students. The consumer education needs of students which surfaced most frequently included personal budgeting, using banking services, using consumer information resources, consumer protection and redress, and advertising phychology. This documentation was prepared to serve as a guide for home economics instructors. Ten self-study units developed as a result of the project included buying foods, buying clothing, buying automobiles, housing, budgeting, credit, insurance, consumer protection, home furnishings, and advertising. (The appendixes contain a sample learning packet and a sample lesson plan.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: James Valley Vocational Center, Jamestown, N. Dat.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota