ERIC Number: ED212848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Money Management for Women: A Demonstration of the Role of Community Organizations in the Delivery of Consumer Education.
Heller, Barbara R.; Florio, Carol
The Money Management for Women program was designed and implemented to provide lower-income women with financial planning information geared to their current level of understanding and financial circumstances. Objectives were to develop a model consumer education program and test the efficacy of community-based organizations as agents in delivering consumer education. Seven community-based organizations were selected to participate in implementing the program, and course content and materials for the program's leader-training and participant-workshop components were developed. Workshop materials--worksheets, factsheets, leader's guides/syllabus, and recruitment and evaluation materials--were developed around four major content areas: Attitudes Toward Money, Money Management, and Math; Constructing a Personal Money Management Plan; Choosing Checking and Savings Plans; and Managing Credit. During the project, staff members upgraded their career skills and acquired confidence in directing special projects. Workshop participants indicated a positive difference in their lives. Recommendations were made for workshop staffing, role of workshop leader, math segment, participant materials, program length, and topics. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include workshop session outline, interest/needs questionnaire and responses, syllabus, and participant materials. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.