Consumer education for junior high-school pupils within a technological project

M Barak, S Perlman-Avnion, M Bonner

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Consumer education was examined within a project-based technology study course. Pupils participated in the design and construction of a product ca l led a "; Water Level Detec t or";. Throughout the course , various aspects of marketing and consumerism were addressed. The instrument applied was a Consumer Behaviour Questionnaire in which pupils recorded their preferences when considering the purchase of products like clothes or shoes . The questionnaire was given pre and post the study to an experimental class in an urban school , an experimental class in an outline area , and a control class. Results showed that both experimental classes improved their scores on wise consumerism m ore than the control group , while the urban class pupils per formed better than the outline class.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
JournalJournal of Design and Technology Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


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