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ERIC Number: ED016890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Aug
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF ADULT EDUCATION WITH SPECIFIC EMPHASIS ON VOCATIONAL HOMEMAKING PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS IN TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M.ED. THESIS).
ALLISON, LA RUE D.
FROM A REVIEW OF ADULT EDUCATION LITERATURE, AN ANALYSIS OF THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF VOCATIONAL HOMEMAKING COURSES FOR ADULTS IN TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING 1949-1959, AND INTERVIEWS WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND HOMEMAKING TEACHERS IN 75 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS, TRENDS AND METHODOLOGY IN ADULT EDUCATION, PARTICULARLY HOMEMAKING EDUCATION, WERE NOTED. ENROLLMENT FIGURES FOR THE YEARS 1949-1959 INDICATED THAT ENROLLMENT HAD NOT KEPT PACE WITH THE INCREASE IN NUMBER OF SCHOOLS OFFERING HOMEMAKING TO BOTH YOUTH AND ADULTS AND WITH THE INCREASE IN NUMBER OF TEACHERS EMPLOYED. THE PROGRAM WAS NOT REACHING THE YOUNG AND OLDER ADULTS AS EFFECTIVELY AS THE MIDDLE-AGED GROUP. THERE WAS A GREATER NEED AND INTEREST IN THE LESS TANGIBLE AREAS OF FAMILY FINANCE, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AND FAMILY RELATIONS THAN IN THE SKILL COURSES--FOODS, CLOTHING, AND HOME IMPROVEMENT. MORE ATTENTION TO CURRENT TRENDS AND PRACTICES IN ADULT EDUCATION METHODOLOGY WAS NEEDED IN PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR HOMEMAKING TEACHERS. TEACHERS NEEDED MORE IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING THE INTANGIBLE PHASES OF HOMEMAKING AS WELL AS NEW KNOWLEDGE OF HOMEMAKING SKILLS. (THIS DOCUMENT WAS A MASTER'S THESIS, AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN. 149 PAGES.) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS