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ERIC Number: ED011286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WORK ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR HOME ECONOMICS RELATED OCCUPATIONS, 1964-1966.
FETTERMAN, ELSIE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY, WHICH IS A SUMMARY OF A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, WAS TO DEVELOP A WORK ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR HOME ECONOMICS-RELATED OCCUPATIONS IN CONNECTICUT. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 43 TEACHERS OF SUCH PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ALL RESPONDED, GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR OBJECTIVES, COURSES, TEACHERS' BACKGROUNDS, ENROLLMENT FACILITIES, AND RANKING NINE OBJECTIVES OF WORK ORIENTATION PROGRAMS. IN ADDITION, 66 TEACHERS IN CONNECTICUT WERE ASKED TO RANK THESE OBJECTIVES AT A CONFERENCE. BOTH GROUPS RANKED "TO ACHIEVE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ACTIVITIES AND DEMANDS OF A WAGE-EARNING SITUATION," THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE. THE MAJORITY OF THE PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON FOOD SERVICES WITH OTHERS IN HOMEMAKING SERVICES, HOSPITAL SERVICES, CLOTHING SERVICES, AND GENERAL SERVICE. INTERVIEWS WERE HELD WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT PERSONNEL TO DETERMINE AVAILABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES. THERE WERE 8,000 HOME ECONOMICS-RELATED OCCUPATIONS THEN ON FILE IN CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT OFFICES. SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX SCORES FOR 169 COMMUNITIES IN CONNECTICUT WERE RANKED AND AVERAGED FOR EACH LABOR MARKET AREA. FOR SEVEN AREAS, THE HIGHER THEIR INDEX SCORES, THE MORE OPENINGS THERE WERE IN HOME ECONOMICS-RELATED OCCUPATIONS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THERE WAS JUSTIFICATION FOR THESE PROGRAMS IN CONNECTICUT. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: HARTFORD