ERIC Number: ED177059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Consumer Education: A Teaching-Learning Unit on the Rights and Responsibilities of all Consumers and Special Problems of Elderly Consumers, Poor Consumers, Handicapped Consumers, Non-English Speaking Consumers and Nonreaders, Minors.
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
To help high school students understand the role of consumers in the everyday world, the teaching guide presents objectives and activities related to seven consumer topics. Topics are rights and responsibilities of all consumers, common transportation concerns of consumers with special problems, and problems which particularly affect consumers who are elderly, poor, handicapped, non-English speaking and/or illiterate, and under age. For each topic, information is presented on the background of the particular consumer group, in addition to objectives and activities. Objectives are that students should be able to list rights and responsibilities of various groups of consumers; identify local, state, and federal agencies which protect consumers; compute the best buy among consumer products; list problems caused by having very little discretionary income; list ways of helping solve problems of various consumer groups; and name laws that have been passed to help various groups of consumers. Activities involve students in reading selected assignments, surveying local shopping areas, interviewing community members who belong to a designated consumer group, discussing pros and cons of charge accounts and credit for various groups of consumers, role playing, and listing ways of helping solve specific consumer problems. The document concludes with a teacher supplement containing information on suggested discussion questions and answers, vocabulary definitions, a bibliography of background and teaching materials, a 25-item multiple choice test, and an answer key. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Financial Needs, Learning Activities, Money Management, Performance Specifications, Purchasing, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Young Adults
Project Director, Consumer Education Project, Henson 127, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916 (single copies, free)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.