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ERIC Number: ED017828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jun
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF ADULT HOMEMAKING EDUCATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
LEE, DOROTHY J.
FIFTY ADULTS (39 HOMEMAKERS AND 11 MALE FAMILY HEADS) LIVING IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING AREAS IN WASHINGTON D.C. WERE INTERVIEWED TO DETERMINE THEIR INTEREST IN HOMEMAKING EDUCATION, PROGRAM NEEDS, AND AWARENESS OF EXISTING CLASSES. A PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, A DIRECTOR OF A PUBLIC RECREATION CENTER, AND ALL DIRECTORS OF PRIVATE AGENCIES PROVIDING HOMEMAKING EDUCATION WERE INTERVIEWED TO ASSESS EXISTING PROGRAMS AND THEIR LOCATION. ADULT HOMEMAKING CLASSES ARE OFFERED AT 19 CENTERS IN THE CITY, SPONSORED BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT, AND PRIVATE AGENCIES. FOODS AND CLOTHING COURSES ARE GIVEN AT MOST CENTERS, BUT THERE ARE NO CLASSES IN CONSUMER EDUCATION, THE SUBJECT MOST WANTED BY THE HOMEMAKERS INTERVIEWED. OTHER COURSES WANTED WERE FAMILY HEALTH, CHILD DEVELOPMENT, AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, INCLUDING UNDERSTANDING THE TEENAGER. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT MORE LOCATIONS OFFER THE DESIRED COURSES, THAT THERE BE MORE COOPERATION AMONG AGENCIES, AND THAT HOME ECONOMICS STUDENTS AT LOCAL COLLEGES FUNCTION AS STUDENT TEACHERS TO AUGMENT THE INADEQUATE AGENCY STAFFS AND ASSIST AGENCIES IN FURTHER STUDY OF THE INTERESTS, COMPOSITION, AND NEEDS OF THE POPULATION SERVED. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES FOUR TABLES, A MAP, AND INTERVIEW GUIDES.) THIS DOCUMENT IS A MASTERS THESIS, AVAILABLE FROM HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. 38 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON