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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)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Educational Resources, Homemaking Skills, Learning Activities, Money Management, Out of School Youth, Quality of Life, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides

Author: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.


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