ERIC Number: ED241736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Consuming in the 80's and Beyond.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
This guide is designed to give advanced or upper-level consumer and homemaking education students a chance to take a futuristic look at the roles they will have as consumers in the next years. Divided into 12 units, the first three cover the consumer, the family, and consumer responsibilities. The next eight units are on the goods and services purchased by individuals and families, including transportation, clothing, housing and home furnishings, household equipment, food, child care, medical care, and entertainment. Unit 12 deals with consumer practices. Each unit includes numerous predictions for the future gleaned from a variety of sources and activities designed to enable students to gain a firsthand look at implications of various trends for their lives. Activities encourage students to seek information, analyze trends, and anticipate possible effects on their own lives. The 69 activities include puzzles, worksheets, case situations, calculations, charts, interviews, and experiments. Units may be used together or independently. All or part of the activities may be used, and some of the more involved activites could be completed as group assignments or extended learning experiences. Answer keys and references are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Clothing, Consumer Education, Electrical Appliances, Family Life Education, Food, Futures (of Society), Home Economics, Home Furnishings, Homemaking Skills, Housing, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Medical Services, Money Management, Purchasing, Recreation, Secondary Education, Transportation, Workbooks
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Texas Tech University, Box 4067, Lubbock, TX 79409-4067.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.