ERIC Number: ED388831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Course Content, Credit (Finance), Family Life Education, Home Economics, Home Management, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Loan Repayment, Money Management, Purchasing, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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