Journal of Japan Academy of Consumer Education
Online ISSN : 2436-0929
Print ISSN : 1345-1855
Consumer Citizenship Education in High School Home Economics Classes
:Development of Fair Trade Teaching Materials
Yoko Zaitsu
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2015 Volume 35 Pages 207-216

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Consumer responsibility has been recognized as a subject for consumer citizenship education in high school home economics classes. After examining home economics lessons, the inclusion of fair trade principles in teaching materials was evaluated. The production of bookmarks using recycled cloth led to leaners’ increased consideration for the environment as well as vulnerable groups, which are categorized under consumers’ responsibility. Results indicated that it is worthwhile to include fair trade in hands-on learning of the culture of everyday life, and to incorporate fair trade into teaching materials used in consumer citizenship education.

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