ERIC Number: ED174798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Guide for Implementation of Consumers' Education in Rural, Suburban and Urban Settings.
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
A competency based guide designed to assist teachers in integrating consumer education into classroom instruction at the secondary level is provided. The content is organized into three sections: (1) teaching strategies, (2) consumer education tests, and (3) bibliography of general resources for teachers. The teaching strategies section, which is the major portion, consists of competency activity sheets, descriptions and examples of selected activities, and an annotated bibliography of resources for each of five competency areas: money management, financial institutions, credit, purchasing goods and services, and consumer protection. The second section consists of three consumer education tests: a consumer profile survey used to determine students' attitudes toward consumer education and to develop a profile of students' consumer behavior, and two pre- and posttest instruments designed to measure consumer knowledge. The third section contains a bibliography of teacher resources providing such information as price, source, brief description of content, and intended audience. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.