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ERIC Number: ED017820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE FAMILIES AND THEIR LEARNING SITUATIONS.
HUNTER, STARLEY M.; AND OTHERS
THE PRESENT STUDY, INVOLVING 129 DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES IN THE SOUTH END HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, BOSTON, WAS MADE IN 1964 TO ASSESS THE EXTENT TO WHICH SOUTH END FAMILIES HAD BEEN REACHED BY MASSACHUSETTS EXTENSION SERVICE PROGRAMS SINCE A PREVIOUS (1962) SURVEY OF NEEDS, THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY HAD BEEN REACHED, AND CHANGES IN ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES RELATED TO HOMEMAKING AND FAMILY LIVING. DATA ON AGE, RACE, SEX, INCOME AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT, EDUCATION, OCCUPATION, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, FAMILY AND MARITAL STATUS, AND LENGTH OF RESIDENCE WERE CORRELATED WITH RESPONSES ON INFORMATION SOURCES, AWARENESS, BEHAVIOR CHANGE, AND EDUCATIONAL INTEREST. AMONG ALL INFORMATION SOURCES (INCLUDING MEETINGS, RADIO AND TELEVISION, AND HOME VISITS BY THE HOME ECONOMIST AND OTHERS), COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER LEAFLETS WERE MENTIONED MOST OFTEN. AWARENESS AND EVIDENCE OF IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICE, AND ATTITUDES IN SUCH AREAS AS NUTRITION AND FOOD BUYING, INSTALLMENT BUYING, HOUSEHOLD SKILLS AND HOUSEKEEPING, AND MAKING AND ALTERING CLOTHING, AND CHILD GUIDANCE AND DEVELOPMENT WERE HIGHEST AMONG HOMEMAKERS UNDER 40, THOSE WITH INCOMES OF $2,000 OR MORE, AND HOUSEHOLDS OF THREE OR MORE PERSONS. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES ONE CHART, 31 TABLES, AND TWO REFERENCES.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston); MASSACHUSETTS EXTENSION SERVICE