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ERIC Number: ED013319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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THE HOMEMAKER'S ASSISTANT, A SUGGESTED TRAINING PROGRAM.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE IS TO PROVIDE HELP IN DEVELOPING A LOCAL PROGRAM FOR TRAINING HOMEMAKER'S ASSISTANTS. THE HOMEMAKER'S ASSISTANT CARRIES ON VARIOUS RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED FOR MAINTAINING FAMILY LIFE IN A PLEASANT, CLEAN, AND ORDERLY HOME. SOME SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM ARE TO PREPARE TRAINEES -- (1) TO CLEAN HOUSE, USING VARIOUS TYPES OF EQUIPMENT, (2) TO DO SIMPLE LAUNDERING, (3) TO PLAN, SHOP FOR, PREPARE, AND SERVE SIMPLE MEALS, (4) TO CARE FOR CHILDREN, AND (5) TO KEEP SIMPLE RECORDS. THE TEACHER SHOULD BE A HOME ECONOMICS GRADUATE WHO HAS TAUGHT ADULTS AND HAS HAD PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AS A HOMEMAKER. THE TRAINEE SHOULD BE FUNCTIONALLY LITERATE, EXPERIENCED IN HOMEMAKING, AND IN SOUND PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH. UNITS FOR THE 300-HOUR COURSE ARE -- (1) ORIENTATION TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK AND DESIRABLE PERSONAL QUALITIES, (2) BASIC CLEANING AND LAUNDRY PROCEDURES, (3) PREVENTING HOME ACCIDENTS AND ASSISTING WITH HOME CARE OF THE SICK, (4) FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING, (5) CARE OF CHILDREN DURING MOTHER'S ABSENCE, AND (6) HANDLING EMERGENCIES AND MEETING PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE FAMILY. EACH UNIT INCLUDES OBJECTIVES, BACKGROUND INFORMATION, AND REFERENCES. TEACHING SUGGESTIONS AND CRITERIA FOR JUDGING TRAINEE'S READINESS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GPO NUMBER FS 5.287--87008 FOR 20 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act