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ERIC Number: ED013868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 72
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF THE ATTITUDES HELD BY CERTAIN SOUTH CAROLINA NINTH AND TWELFTH GRADE GIRLS TOWARD HOME ECONOMICS RELATED JOBS.
LOFTIS, HELEN A.
KNOWLEDGE OF STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS HOME ECONOMICS RELATED JOBS PROVIDED ONE BASIS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING. THIS SURVEY WAS DESIGNED TO (1) DETERMINE AND COMPARE THE ATTITUDES OF HOME ECONOMICS STUDENTS WITH NON-HOME ECONOMICS STUDENTS, (2) EXPLORE STUDENT INTEREST IN LEARNING HOW TO PERFORM THESE JOBS, (3) DETERMINE LEVELS OF AWARENESS OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES AND DISCOVER WHICH HAVE MORE APPEAL, AND (4) EXPLORE THE ASPIRATIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. AN INSTRUMENT WAS DEVELOPED, AND STUDENTS IN SEVEN SCHOOLS RESPONDED TO THE LIST OF JOBS IDENTIFIED. SOME FINDINGS WERE -- (1) JOBS APPEAL TO HOME ECONOMICS AND NON-HOME ECONOMICS STUDENTS IN MUCH THE SAME WAY, (2) THE JOBS WHICH APPEAR TO BE THE MOST APPEALING ARE THOSE WHICH INVOLVE CHILD CARE, HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES, AND (3) PROGRAMS CAN BE BUILT AROUND A NUCLEUS OF STUDENTS DISCOVERED TO HAVE FAVORABLE ATTITUDES TOWARD HOME ECONOMICS RELATED JOBS. FIVE CLUSTERS OF JOBS WERE IDENTIFIED. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT TEACHERS WHO PLAN THESE PROGRAMS SURVEY THE ATTITUDES OF THEIR POTENTIAL ENROLLEES AND IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE EAGER TO FORM THE NUCLEUS OF THE BEGINNING PROGRAM. IF THE COMMUNITY CAN SUPPORT EITHER CHILD CARE OR HEALTH OCCUPATIONS, EVIDENCE FAVORS THESE AS THE FOCUS OF INITIAL PROGRAMS. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, SC.
Identifiers: SOUTH CAROLINA