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ERIC Number: ED015259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-21
Pages: 267
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Reference Count: 0
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A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SELECTED HOME ECONOMISTS TO TRAIN ADULTS AND OLDER YOUTH FOR HOMEMAKER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES. FINAL REPORT.
DETRO, CHARLENE L.
BASED ON AN EARLIER PILOT PROGRAM, THIS PROGRAM, CONDUCTED FROM JANUARY 1966 TO MARCH 1967, WAS DESIGNED TO PREPARE HOME ECONOMISTS FOR LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING ADULTS AND OLDER YOUTH FOR HOMEMAKER SERVICES AND DEVELOP METHODS AND A CURRICULUM FOR TEACHING THE NECESSARY COURSES. TWENTY-EIGHT QUALIFIED HOME ECONOMISTS ATTENDED A 3-WEEK WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND METHODS. LECTURES, REPORTS, AND DISCUSSIONS OF RESEARCH FINDINGS COVERED PROBLEM AREAS SUCH AS ETHICS OF HOMEMAKER SERVICE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE ILL AND AGING. EACH HOME ECONOMIST RETURNED TO HER PARISH AND TAUGHT A HOMEMAKER-HOME HEALTH AIDE TRAINING COURSE OF 60 HOURS OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND 20 HOURS OF SUPERVISED WORK EXPERIENCE. A TOTAL OF 380 HOMEMAKERS, 151 IN URBAN AND 229 IN RURAL AREAS, COMPLETED THE COURSE. THE TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP, HOMEMAKER TRAINING PROGRAM, AND TRAINEE WORK EXPERIENCE WERE EVALUATED. SOME FINDINGS WERE -- (1) ADVISORY COMMITTEES CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROGRAMS, (2) THE SYLLABUS DEVELOPED BY HOME ECONOMISTS WAS AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING RESOURCE, (3) ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THROUGH THE STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AND LOCAL CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AIDED TRAINEE RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT, (4) SERVICES OF PROGRAM GRADUATES RELIEVED DEMANDS ON NURSING HOMES AND HOSPITALS, (5) THE 80-HOUR TRAINING PROGRAM WAS JUDGED TO BE MORE SATISFACTORY THAN THE SHORTER ONES, AND (6) THE STRENGTH OF THE PROGRAM LAY IN THE ACQUIRED SKILLS AND ETHICAL CONDUCT OF CERTIFIED HOMEMAKERS. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS INCLUDE EXAMPLES OF AN ANNOTATED COURSE OUTLINE, OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, APPLICATION AND EVALUATION FORMS, A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, AN ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN, AND A PARISH DIRECTORY OF CERTIFIED HOMEMAKERS. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Coll. of Agriculture.
Identifiers: LOUISIANA