Date of Award


Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


STEM Education & Professional Studies


Occupational and Technical Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.


The basic objectives of this study were as follows: 1) to conduct a survey using a questionnaire to determine the level of competence in basic business survival skills of a sample of graduates from the Norfolk school system; 2) to clarify status and identify problems of the current consumer economic curriculum by collecting detailed information that describes the existing conditions and practices regarding consumer economic education in the Norfolk City Schools; 3) to make comparisons and evaluations between the existing Norfolk consumer economic curriculum and the findings from the questionnaire regarding the need for consumer economic education in the Norfolk City School system

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