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ERIC Number: ED388831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Making Consumer Choices. Secondary Learning Guide 6. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This competency-based secondary learning guide on making consumer choices is part of a series that are adaptations of guides developed for adult consumer and homemaking education programs. The guides provide students with experiences that help them learn to do the following: make decisions; use creative approaches to solve problems; establish personal goals; communicate effectively; and apply management skills to situations faced as an individual, family member, student, and worker. Each learning guide includes the following sections: a general introduction and guidelines for using the material; a checklist for users for advance planning; introduction to the guide; specified competencies, with student outcomes/evaluations, definitions, key ideas, teacher strategies/methods, suggested student activities, sample assessments, and supplementary resources. Four competencies are addressed: (1) identify reliable sources of consumer information; (2) evaluate information presented on product labels and in the media; (3) compare merchandise in terms of cost, quality, appearance, care required, and needs; and (4) determine the use and misuse of credit. Twenty-two supplements contain information and activity sheets on the following: sources of consumer information, new food labels, guarantees, warranties, clothing care symbols, evaluating advertising, comparison shopping, efficient purchasing, and credit (should you use credit? Guidelines for credit, etc.). A bibliography contains 26 resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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