ERIC Number: ED201842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Consumer Education.
Douma, Elaine L.
This document is intended as a tool to help teachers develop a competency-based consumer education curriculum. It first briefly discusses the need for a competency-based approach over a K-14 continuum. The major portion of the document then consists of lists of competencies on a K-14 continuum that are nonsubject specific. They are categorized into the four major goal areas that comprise consumer education: (1) decision making; (2) resource management; (3) consumer roles, rights, responsibility; and (4) knowledge of the marketplace. Under each goal are five to seven subordinate objectives for which are listed grade level-appropriate indicators or statements that describe specific behaviors of individuals who have achieved given levels of competencies. (The grade levels are K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-14.) A one-page summary outline discusses use of the K-14 competency-based consumer education matrix. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Decision Making, Ecology, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Purchasing, Resource Allocation, Responsibility, Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center of Northwest New Jersey, Morris Plains.