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ERIC Number: ED011283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ENROLLMENT IN VOCATIONAL HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAMS IN KENTUCKY. A SUMMARY REPORT OF THE RESEARCH STUDY.
SIMPSON, RUBY; AND OTHERS
FACTORS THAT MAY BE INFLUENCING ENROLLMENTS IN HOME ECONOMICS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WERE INVESTIGATED -- (1) THE QUALITY OF THE HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM, (2) PRESSURES TO TAKE OTHER SUBJECTS, (3) SCHOOL SCHEDULES, (4) ATTITUDES TOWARD HOME ECONOMICS, (5) PATTERNS OF HOME ECONOMICS OFFERINGS, AND (6) JUNIOR HIGH HOMEMAKING PROGRAMS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 130 SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, 52 PRINCIPALS, AND 69 TEACHERS REPRESENTING 71 SCHOOLS. ENROLLMENTS IN HOME ECONOMICS BETWEEN 1957-58 AND 1960-61 HAD INCREASED IN 31 SCHOOLS AND DECREASED IN 40 SCHOOLS. THE AVERAGE STUDENT ENROLLMENT FOR SCHOOLS WITH INCREASED ENROLLMENT IN HOME ECONOMICS WAS 354, WHILE IT WAS 401 FOR THOSE WITH DECREASING ENROLLMENT. THE QUALITY OF THE HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR INFLUENCING STUDENT ENROLLMENT. SCHOOL SCHEDULES AND PATTERNS OF OFFERINGS OF HOME ECONOMICS HAD LITTLE INFLUENCE ON ENROLLMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT (1) A SPECIAL STUDY SHOULD BE MADE AND HELP PROVIDED FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM SO THAT THE CONTENT IS CLOSELY RELATED TO THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS, THE LEVEL OF TEACHING PROCEDURES IS RAISED, AND PERSONAL QUALITIES OF THE TEACHERS ENHANCED, AND (2) TEACHERS SHOULD DECREASE THE EMPHASIS GIVEN TO FOODS, NUTRITION, CLOTHING, AND GROOMING, AND EXPAND THE EMPHASIS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT, CONSUMER EDUCATION, AND HOUSING AND HOME FURNISHINGS. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: LEXINGTON