ERIC Number: ED204503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Consumer: A Review of Historical Developments.
Royer, L. Gayle; Nolf, Nancy Ellen
This paper traces the development of consumer education and of the two closely related areas of the consumer movement and economic education. It is intended for use by graduate students in the three fields, teachers of consumer and economic education, material producers, education administrators, and other policymakers, including government, community, and consumer leaders. Following a brief introduction, the major section of the paper reviews the consumer movement for the time periods of varying lengths prior to 1900 and in the twentieth century. Historical conditions and developments are examined for the consumer movement descriptive of that particular era. A discussion of consumer education developments and then of developments in economic education for each time period follows. The final section reviews issues revealed in the historical survey. These issues concern orientation and approach, content and definition, placement of concepts in the curriculum, mandates and directives, quality of student materials, teacher preparation, networks for educator communication, special needs, and new directions. There are 11 pages of references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Inc., Rosslyn, VA. Consumer Education Resource Network.