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ERIC Number: ED017732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 35
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INNOVATION IN HOME ECONOMICS.
Department of Home Economics, Washington, DC.
THIS GUIDE IS FOR TEACHER USE IN PLANNING A SHORT COURSE IN HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY ARLINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS, VIRGINIA, AND THE CONTENT WAS DETERMINED BY A COMMITTEE OF HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS, A PRINCIPAL, AND A FEW SELECTED STUDENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE A SERIES OF LESSONS IN GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING TO MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. SHORT-TERM NON-CREDIT COURSES OF 9-15 LESSONS ARE OFFERED WHEN THE STUDENTS WOULD ORDINARILY BE IN THE STUDY HALL AND WERE DESIGNED TO REQUIRE NO OUTSIDE PREPARATION. CLOTHING FOR YOUNG MEN WAS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP GOOD JUDGMENT IN SELECTING AND SKILL IN CARING FOR CLOTHES. PERSONNEL FROM MEN'S CLOTHING SHOPS PARTICIPATED IN THE COURSE. THE MAJOR AREAS COVERED ARE A GOOD APPEARANCE, PURPOSES OF CLOTHES, WARDROBE PLANNING, COORDINATING AND ACCESSORIZING, AND CARE AND REPAIR OF CLOTHES. PREPARATION FOR MARRIAGE EMPHASIZES THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF SELF, THE IMPORTANCE OF OBJECTIVE STUDY OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE, AND THE VALUE OF TRAINING FOR BOTH A CAREER AND MARRIAGE AND PARENTHOOD. SPENDING MONEY WISELY, DESIGNED TO HELP PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE DEMANDING ROLE OF THE MODERN CONSUMER, STRESSES HOW TO OBTAIN ADEQUATE INFORMATION ABOUT INTENDED PURCHASES, GIVES GUIDANCE ABOUT SELECTING SPECIFIC PRODUCTS, AND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A SOUND PHILOSOPHY ABOUT MONEY. EACH COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO SUBTOPICS, AND CONTENT IS PRESENTED IN BRIEF SENTENCES AND PHRASES. RESOURCES ARE LISTED FOR EACH COURSE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 FROM DEPARTMENT OF HOME ECONOMICS, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 1201 SIXTEENTH ST., N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Home Economics, Washington, DC.
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