ERIC Number: ED210342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Urban Consumer Education Project. Interim Report, 1979-80.
Marshall, Gail; Haas, Kay
This interim evaluation report of the St. Louis, Missouri Urban Consumer Education Project assesses program effectiveness in terms of teacher training and teacher knowledge of consumer basics, community resource participation, and student and teacher knowledge. The project was designed to teach fifth grade students their rights and responsibilities as consumers, while helping teachers and other community members to gain expertise in teaching and using consumer basics. A major feature of the teacher training workshops was the participation of representatives from local businesses, educational institutions, and public service agencies. These resource persons also taught consumer basics to the students. In a post-program test which evaluated consumer knowledge of wise buying habits, warranties, consumer agencies, and consumer rights and responsibilities, both student and teacher performance was weakest in the understanding of warranties. Students showed limited knowledge of local consumer groups to be contacted about consumer problems. Appended to this report are samples of the tests used in the evaluation. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.