The Development of a Course of Study in Consumer Science for the Senior High School of Sturgis, Michigan

Harold R. Bowdish, Western Michigan University


Chapter I


Statement of the Problem

To introduce a phase of education designed to help every individual to live healthfully and comfortably, to buy goods and services wisely, and to obtain the greatest use of those goods and services is a tremendous undertaking. Science teachers are in an excellent position to contribute better understanding of the place of the consumer in our social system. It seems logical that a text book in this field cannot be written which will serve every community with the same degree of effectiveness because the texts are written by authors who are interested in establishing a national demand for their texts and, therefore, cannot arrange their material so that it will fit completely the needs of every community.