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ERIC Number: ED011920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 144
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Reference Count: 0
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ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ABOUT HOMEMAKING AND/OR HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
VOSSBRINK, META
THIS STUDY IS A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCHOOL PERSONNEL TOWARDS HOMEMAKING EDUCATION AS A PART OF THE SCHOOLS' EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. AN ANALYSIS OF THE LITERATURE AND INTERVIEWS OF 75 ADMINISTRATORS OR COUNSELORS AND 1ST-YEAR TEACHERS IN 43 SCHOOLS WERE USED IN DEVELOPING A QUESTIONNAIRE. A 33 PERCENT SAMPLE WAS CHOSEN FROM 478 FORMS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE STUDY. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNSELORS IN EACH OF THE SCHOOLS. A SECOND QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO EACH HOME ECONOMICS TEACHER IN THE SCHOOLS. RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 109 TOWNS WITH 112 HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAMS. THERE WAS AGREEMENT BETWEEN ADMINISTRATORS THAT PREPARATION FOR HOMEMAKING RESPONSIBILITIES AND FAMILY LIFE WAS IMPORTANT. PROGRAMS OFFERED A WELL-BALANCED CHOICE OF COURSES, WITH THE FAMILY AS THE CENTRAL FOCUS. THE USE OF THE CLASSROOM AS A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR RESOLVING COMMUNITY PROBLEMS WAS NOT WIDELY PRACTICED. ADMINISTRATORS AGREED THAT HOME ECONOMICS WAS OF PARTICULAR VALUE TO GIRLS. IF MIXED GROUPS WERE CONSIDERED, THESE SHOULD BE PLACED IN SPECIAL CLASSES WHICH DEALT WITH SOCIAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OR FAMILY LIVING. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN. QUESTIONNAIRE FORMS AND SUMMARIES OF DATA ARE GIVEN IN THE APPENDIXES. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Michigan (East Lansing)