ERIC Number: ED349397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education for the Elementary School. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Kerka, Sandra; Bonner, Patricia
This resource list cites nationwide tests indicating that many teenagers and adults have not been well prepared to function as marketplace consumers. It notes that a survey of chief state school administrators (1990) found unanimous support among respondents for consumer education as a top or middle priority in educational revitalization. The resources listed here illustrate how children at the elementary school level can acquire consumer concepts and develop daily living skills including decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. This annotated list provides a sampling of how consumer education is being incorporated into the elementary school program and notes sources of organizational support for establishing or expanding such a program. The list includes 19 print resources and 3 resource organizations. (NLA)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.