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ERIC Number: ED019449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 6
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IS THE HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAM IN YOUR SCHOOL IN THE STYLE OF THE '40'S OR THE '60'S.
THE HOMEMAKING EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE 1940'S IS COMPARED WITH THAT OF THE 1960'S. TODAY ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM ARE COORDINATED, IN CONTRAST TO THE FORMER SEPARATE, DISTINCT PROGRAMS. THE CURRENT EMPHASIS IS UPON DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING OF PRINCIPLES AND GENERALIZATIONS THAT WILL APPLY TO NEW SITUATIONS IN CONTRAST TO EMPHASIS UPON LEARNING FACTUAL INFORMATION LIMITED TO A SPECIFIC SITUATION. MORE EMPHASIS IN THE '60'S IS ON MANAGEMENT AND THE RELATIONSHIP AREAS AS OPPOSED TO THE MANIPULATIVE SKILLS IN THE '40'S. TODAY THE CONSUMPTION RATHER THAN THE PRODUCTION OF FOODS AND CLOTHING IS STRESSED, AND THE STUDENT IS SEEN AS A POTENTIAL WIFE-HOMEMAKER-PAID EMPLOYEE RATHER THAN A HOMEMAKER ONLY. IN ADDITION, THE BASIC PROBLEMS OF LEISURE TIME SUCH AS ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SOCIAL SERVICE, AND COMMUNITY, CULTURAL, AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IS STRESSED RATHER THAN CRAFTS, AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES. THERE IS AN EMERGING EMHASIS ON HOME ECONOMICS RELATED OCCUPATIONS REQUIRING VARYING LEVELS OF PREPARATION, AND HOME EXPERIENCES ARE RELATED MORE TO CLASS GOALS AND ACTIVITIES THAN TO A STRICTLY INDIVIDUAL NEED OR INTEREST. UNIT PLANS, WHICH IN THE 1940'S INCLUDED CHIEFLY FACTUAL CONTENT BASED PRIMARILY ON FELT NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF STUDENTS IN THE CLASS, ARE NOW BASED ON OBJECTIVELY DERIVED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE REQUIREMENTS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "ILLINOIS TEACHER OF HOME ECONOMICS," VOLUME 9, NUMBER 6, 1965-66. (MS)
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