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ERIC Number: ED018570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 9
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OPINIONS OF CITY HOME ECONOMICS SUPERVISORS ON THE EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS IN HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.
WHITMARSH, RUTH
THE STUDY ATTEMPTED TO DISCOVER WHAT LARGE CITY SCHOOLS WERE DOING TO PREPARE HOME ECONOMICS STUDENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDES OF CITY SUPERVISORS TOWARD THIS EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF HOW IT COULD BE DEVELOPED. OF THE QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO 145 CITY SUPERVISORS IN THE UNITED STATES, 71 PERCENT WERE RETURNED COMPLETED. OVER 79 PERCENT OF THE SUPERVISORS AGREED THAT OCCUPATIONAL PREPARATION WAS AN EMERGING TREND, AND 75 PERCENT FELT THIS WOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH THE HOMEMAKING PROGRAM. ACTIVITY RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL PREPARATION IN HOME ECONOMICS WAS REPORTED BY 54 PERCENT. SEVERAL FELT THIS TRAINING SHOULD BE OFFERED AT THE POST-HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. NEGATIVE OPINIONS EXPRESSED WERE THAT SOME TEACHERS WOULD LACK CONFIDENCE IN TEACHING THIS FIELD AND THAT AN EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS WOULD WEAKEN THE HOMEMAKING ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM. ADMINISTRATIVE ENCOURAGEMENT WAS MENTIONED BY SEVERAL AS A FACTOR IN THEIR DECISION TO DEVELOP AN EMPLOYMENT EMPHASIS IN THE PROGRAM. THERE WAS COOPERATION AMONG THE DIFFERENT VOCATIONAL AREAS IN SOME OF THE PREEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS. WORKSHOPS WERE PLANNED TO PREPARE TEACHERS FOR THIS PROGRAM. A COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE IS INCLUDED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "ILLINOIS TEACHER OF HOME ECONOMICS," VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6, 1964. (MS)
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