ERIC Number: ED363701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Consumer Education for High School Students. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Surveys have established that high school students are highly deficient in knowledge regarding basic topics typically covered in consumer education classes, such as economics, personal finance, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The following are among the current trends that have underscored the need for secondary consumer education: the trend to a global economy, increased use of advanced technology in everyday life, changing life-styles, environmental and social awareness and responsibility, integration of academic and vocational education, and the new levels of purchasing power and marketing attention given to adolescents. The place of consumer education in the high school curriculum continues to be an issue of concern; however, as approaches such as tech prep continue to gain momentum, consumer educators have increasingly been able to stress the relevance of consumer concepts and skills to the academic and vocational disciplines. The potential for bias in educational materials and information supplied by the private sector is another recurring issue of concern. (This summary of issues and trends includes an annotated bibliography of 21 curricula and educational resources and 3 resource organizations for secondary consumer education.) (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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.