ERIC Number: ED351613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Credit. 1991-92 NCCE/AT&T Projects. Consumer Education Programs.
Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. National Inst. for Consumer Education.
Summaries are provided of 37 projects that address the credit education and information needs of consumers. The projects are supported by AT&T Universal Card Services Corp. through a fund managed by the National Coalition for Consumer Education. Each summary provides a project description, grant recipient, and address/telephone number. The reference and referral services category includes a hotline and exhibit for educators and hotline for the economically disadvantaged. The media campaigns category includes the following: a credit education awareness campaign, mass media campaign, and video on consumer bankruptcy for the economically disadvantaged; contest/videotape/brochure for those with limited reading skills; newspapers and a hotline for non-English speaking consumers (NESCs); and videotape for the hearing impaired. In the counseling and workshops category are workshops for the economically disadvantaged, mentally disadvantaged, NESCs, and hearing impaired. The school programs for young persons category includes a workshop and contest for high school students and theater for mentally disadvantaged students. In the professional and paraprofessional training category are cooperative extension classes for building an understanding of credit services and training of clergy and legal advisors for offering seminars to economically disadvantaged individuals. The materials development category includes materials for use with or by economically disadvantaged individuals or NESCs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Economically Disadvantaged, Hotlines (Public), Information Services, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mass Media Use, Material Development, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Reference Services, Referral, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Workshops
National Institute for Consumer Education, 207 Rackham Bldg., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Coalition for Consumer Education, Inc., Chatham, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. National Inst. for Consumer Education.