ERIC Number: ED260977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Economics (Secondary): Teaching Strategies. Master Curriculum Guide in Economics.
Clow, John E., Ed.
Designed to build up concepts presented in the Master Curriculum Guide volume "A Framework for Teaching the Basic Concepts," this collection of teacher guidelines and classroom lessons focuses on how economic concepts and an economic way of thinking can be incorporated into various units in consumer education courses or in courses at the secondary level that contain units on consumer education. Material is divided into four sections using related clusters of economic concepts that are important to consumer economics. Each of the sections provides an overview that serves as teacher background. Section 1, "Decision-Making and the Consumer," contains lessons and strategies on profits, the two-career family, household production, scarcity, choice, and trade-offs. Section 2,"Functioning of a Market," contains materials on marketplace interdependence, market failures and access to information on decision-making, the consumer price index, and price changes. Section 3, "Effects of Government Action on Consumers," looks at consumer protection. Section 4, "The Interrelationships among Government, Business, and Consumer Decisions," contains simulations on monetary control, corporate crisis, and increasing productivity. Appendices list supplementary materials and sources of information. (LP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Decision Making Skills, Economics Education, Government Role, Home Economics, Home Management, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Marketing, Secondary Education, Simulation
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Ave., New York NY 10016 (JCEE Checklist No. 338, $10.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see ED 247 198 and ED 218 186.