Consumer education - American Education
A broad area of education usually incorporated into mathematics, social studies, home economics
and economics courses at the primary and secondary school levels and in economics courses at the college level. On the broadest level, consumer education teaches students how the U.S. economy and marketplace function and the consumer’s role in those areas. On a more practical level, consumer education teaches students how to make specific trading decisions and manage personal and family finances. The federal government also provides a wide range of consumer education through its Consumer Protection Agency and the publications of various cabinet departments.