ERIC Number: ED204211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Development and Implementation of a Consumer Economics Course at the Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Levels.
Russman, Lewis Stephen
This report describes the development and implementation of a four-semester course in consumer economics at the 11th and 12th grade levels. Developed by the social studies chairperson of a high school in Woodbury, New Jersey, for a practicum in an ED.D. program, the course is intended to enable students to more intelligently exercise judgment in their selection of goods and services. The first part of the report examines the setting of Woodbury, a major urban center, and assesses the need for a consumer economics course at Woodbury High School. The second part of the report lists general student objectives for the course and process objectives for course implementation. In the third part of the report the author describes procedures he used to develop the course. An ERIC search was conducted, potential curricula were identified and examined, and practitioners and experts were consulted. Research findings are reported in the third and fourth parts of the report. The implementation of the course is discussed in parts five and six. Enrollment procedures, pre-school planning and resource development, student orientation, and some course activities are described. The report concludes with a discussion of evaluation findings and dissemination efforts. Pre- and posttests show improvements in the students' consumer behavior, their decision-making skills, and their understanding of economic principles and concepts. Pre- and posttests and other items are included in appendices to the report. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Some pages in the appendices may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche due to broken type of original document. National ED.D Program for Educational Leaders, Nova University.