ERIC Number: ED195634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The High School Student as Worker/Consumer: A Workbook.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
This workbook provides information and exercises to help high school students become educated consumers and prepare them for consumer responsibilities in the world of work. It is intended to help them develop an alert consumer outlook by sharpening mathematics and communication skills and helping them make decisions based on a sense of the value of things. Each of the ten chapters deals with a specific area in consumer education and contains important information relating to that subject as well as exercises/activities related to that information. Chapter titles are (1) Finding out about Yourself as a Consumer; (2) Understanding Your Paycheck, Managing Money, and Learning about Available Social Services; (3) Getting the Most for Your Food Dollars; (4) Getting the Most for Your Clothing Dollars; (5) Finding and Financing Suitable Housing and Home Furnishings; (6) Getting the Most for Your Health Dollars; (7) Buying Transportation; (8) Financing Leisure Activities; (9) Investigating Consumer Protection and Redress; and (10) Planning for the Future. At the back of the workbook is a glossary of some words used in the book and a list of reference materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Career Planning, Clothing, Communication Skills, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Costs, Food, Goal Orientation, Health Services, Home Furnishings, Housing, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Money Management, Purchasing, Recreation, Secondary Education, Social Services, Transportation, Vocational Education, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.