ERIC Number: ED197072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education. An Introductory Unit for Inmates in Penal Institutions.
Schmoele, Henry H.; And Others
This introductory consumer education curriculum outline contains materials designed to help soon-to-be-released prisoners to develop an awareness of consumer concerns and to better manage their family lives. Each of the four units provided includes lesson objectives, suggested contents, suggested teaching methods, handouts, and tests. The unit on smart buying consists of lessons on planning for financial goals; shopping for food, clothing, housing, and transportation; and preventing consumer fraud. Understanding consumer credit, establishing credit, knowing the sources of credit, and understanding banking services and investments are covered in the unit on financial services. A lesson on finding help in one's community and a lesson devoted to obtaining help in one specific community (Tidewater, Virginia) comprise the unit on community service. Understanding oneself and securing employment are the subjects of the two lessons in the optional unit on self-awareness and occupational choice. A chart on procedures utilized in the development of a model consumer educational curricula for prison inmates is appended. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA.