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Title: Michigan Consumer Protection Act of 1976 - Consumer Education Training Module
Author(s): C Monsma
Corporate Author: Eastern Michigan University
Consumer Education Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Michigan Dept of Education
Lansing, MI 48902
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide for secondary school teachers is designed to identify and illustrate specific illegal activities covered by the Michigan Consumer Protection Act of 1976.
Abstract: The guide also explains procedures that a consumer or law enforcement agency can take to enforce the provisions of this law. Since the act is a broad one, students learn not only about Michigan law, but also about specific consumer protection laws throughout the country. Therefore, many materials in the guide are appropriate for use in other areas of the United States. A chart explains specific provisions of the act by outlining prohibited practices, providing generalized examples of the practice, and suggesting classroom activities and resources to aid students in understanding the practice. Students monitor newspapers, television, and magazine advertisements for possible violations, and examine fraud and deceptive practices, complaints, warranties, contracts, small claims court procedures, and agencies which provide consumer goods and services. Suggestions for classroom activities are given, and a 19-item resource list is provided. An appendix includes a copy of the act. (ERIC abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Consumer fraud; Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Deceptive advertising; Educational courses; High school education; Michigan; Public information
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