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Praxis: Careers and Consumer Education - Chapter Summary
You can use this chapter to study the concepts in careers and consumer education found on the Praxis Family and Consumer Science test. With expertly crafted lessons on concepts ranging from career trends to consumer fraud, you'll feel confident when it's time to take this exam. Once you've studied the materials contained within the chapter, you'll be prepared for test questions that ask you to:
- Lay out the five major consumer rights
- Define consumer fraud and list available consumer protections
- Identify the governmental agencies which support consumer protection
- Discuss product liability laws
- Provide the steps in the career planning process
- Describe opportunities for career growth
- Explain the concept of work-life balance and how organizations can support this ideal
While studying these lessons, you can take frequent quizzes to self-assess your progress. Ensure you're ready for exam questions on consumer education and careers by taking the comprehensive chapter exam. If you need assistance, our subject-matter experts are here to help.
1. Five Major Consumer Rights
Consumers should expect safe products and ethical behavior from businesses. While there is not any official regulation, President Kennedy introduced four of the five major consumer rights: safety, information, choice, voice and redress.
2. Consumer Fraud: Definition, Protections & Types
Consumer fraud can result in a personal or financial loss for the victim. In this lesson, you will learn about various types of consumer fraud and how to protect yourself against it.
3. Government Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection
You will learn about the government regulatory agencies that protect consumers. We'll discuss what the acronyms CFPB, CPSC, FTC, FDA, NHTSA, and SEC stand for and their organizations' responsibilities.
4. What Is Consumer Protection? - Product Liability, Laws & Rights
Consumer protection refers to the laws and other forms of government regulation designed to protect consumers. One form of consumer protection is product liability. This lesson explains consumer protection and product liability.
5. Steps in the Career Planning Process
A job search can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, there are effective steps that can be taken to make the career planning process less stressful and more fulfilling.
6. How to Identify Career Trends
The lesson will discuss how to identify career trends, along with the many outlets and forums that can be used such as online sources and career centers.
7. Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career
Everyone wants to move forward in their careers, but how can you do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of career advancement, internal and external, and how to make the best of both.
8. Work-Family Conflict: Definition, Types & Examples
In today's hectic society, finding work-family balance is difficult. This lesson will define different types of work-family conflicts, the causes behind such conflicts, and what can be done to help alleviate this conflict.
9. How Organizations Promote Work-Life Balance: Definition and Common Practices
The overall trend in organizations to keep employee turnover rates down is to offer significant programs that provide a work-life balance. A work-life balance is an organizational concept that empowers employees to split time and energy between work and other important areas of their life successfully.
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