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ERIC Number: ED211436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 160
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Economics Education Guidelines.
VanPatten, Muriel; And Others
These guidelines are designed to assist school districts in the development and implementation of new programs or in strengthening existing programs in consumer economics education at all levels. A variety of resources are included. The need for consumer economics education is discussed and a definition is provided. Goals are listed. Objectives, suggested learning activities, and resources are listed for the following six areas: factors affecting consumer behavior; basic principles of sound financial management; skills in buying and using goods and services; rights and responsibilities of consumers, business, and government; economic principles relating to the functioning marketplace; and sources of consumer information and assistance. A bibliography cites additional print and nonprint classroom materials which can be used to teach the listed objectives. Also included in the guidelines are guiding principles for consumer economics education, a suggested procedure for implementing consumer economics education, and sources of additional information. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.