ERIC Number: ED388815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Making Consumer Choices. Learning Guide 6. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This learning guide is designed to connect personal, family, and job responsibilities for adults and out-of-school youth in economically depressed areas of the state (including transitional ex-offenders and corrections populations) so that these individuals learn to manage and balance these aspects of their lives in order to prepare for or continue successful employment. This learning guide contains four competency units that provide information on making wise consumer choices. The competency units cover the following topics: (1) sources of consumer information; (2) comparison shopping; (3) evaluating information on products and in the media; and (4) the use and misuses of credit. Each competency unit consists of learner outcomes, key ideas, definitions, teaching strategies and methods, and suggested learning activities. Twenty supplements include information and activity sheets on the following: sources of consumer information; standards for comparisons; quality; thrift; case studies; food labeling; guarantees and warranties; advertising; clothing care and analysis; using credit; installment buying, and credit applications. A bibliography lists 19 references. The Illinois goals for world-class education for the 21st century also are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois