ERIC Number: ED269286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education in Illinois Schools, 1986.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Intended to assist Illinois teachers in planning an instructional program in consumer education that meets state requirements, this consumer education curriculum is designed to help students in grades 9 through 12: (1) become informed consumers; (2) understand the rights and responsibilities of consumers in society; (3) develop responsible attitudes toward the use of resources; (4) develop a sound decision-making process based on individual goals and values; (5) use sources of information to help make consumer decisions; (6) understand the independent roles of the consumer, the worker, and the citizen in our economy; and (7) participate more fully in the consumer aspects of family life. Following an introduction, the second of six sections focuses on the consumer in the marketplace. Topics in the third section, "The Consumer in Our Economy," include the economy; the consumer; interaction of the consumer with agriculture, business, government, and labor and trade unions; economic principles of the marketplace; important economic measurements; and economic issues for consumers. Topics related to financial planning such as budgeting, savings, investing, and financial services; consumer credit; taxes; and insurance are outlined in the fourth section. The fifth section on goods and services focuses on consumer services, housing, food, transportation, clothing, health care, recreation, and home furnishings and equipment. The final section, which lists consumer education resources, concludes the publication. For each section and subsection, course objectives, content, suggested activities, and related resources are outlined. (LH)
Descriptors: Clothing, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Course Content, Course Objectives, Credit (Finance), Economics Education, Financial Services, Food, Home Economics, Housing, Insurance, Labor Economics, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, State Standards, Taxes, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.