ERIC Number: ED348473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Project Real World: Economic Living Skills for High School Students. Module V, Citizen Participation in Canada's Market-Based Society.
Federal/Provincial Consumer Education and Plain Language Task Force (Canada).
Project Real World, a self-contained, activity-based Canadian consumer science program, provides students with systematic instruction in economic living skills. It gives students in grades 10-12 an orientation to the economic realities and opportunities in society. The program helps students understand the marketplace; manage resources; apply values, responsibilities, and considerations; act responsibly as consumer-citizens; participate in economic/government systems; and recognize entrepreneurship career opportunities. This module, the last in a series of five, contains three sections: (1) consumer rights and responsibility--safety, informed buying, making choices, speaking out, complaining, competent and ethical consumers, and the environment; (2) consumer protection; and (3) making onself heard, the consumer citizen--assertiveness, representation, and organization. Each section may contain an introduction, purpose, scope, "for the teacher," related content, choices and challenges, and activities. Many activities are community oriented. Decision making, resource management, and citizen participation are emphasized. The activities in the core program are identified in the table of contents. Sections and individual activities can be used as supplements to business education, home economics, law, economics, social studies, or mathematics topics. Transparency masters and two appendices containing a list of resource organizations and tips for working in small groups are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Citizenship Responsibility, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Consumer Science, Daily Living Skills, Deception, Decision Making, Economics Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Home Economics, Marketing, Merchandise Information, Purchasing, Safety, Student Responsibility, Transparencies
Manitoba Textbook Bureau, 277 Hutchings Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2R4, Canada ($4.25 Canadian; set of five, $26.05).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Federal/Provincial Consumer Education and Plain Language Task Force (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada