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ERIC Number: ED019451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 23
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THE PRESENT CHALLENGE IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN HOME ECONOMICS.
SIMPSON, ELIZABETH
THE NEED FOR MAJOR CURRICULUM REVISION IN HOME ECONOMICS AT THE SECONDARY, POST-HIGH SCHOOL, AND ADULT LEVELS, FOR A REDEFINITION OF THE FIELD, AND PERHAPS FOR A NEW AND MORE DESCRIPTIVE NAME, IS EMPHASIZED BY FACTORS SUCH AS (1) THE ACCEPTANCE OF NEW VOCATIONAL PURPOSES AND THE EMERGING EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, (2) THE IMPACT OF SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS ON INDIVIDUALS, HOMES, FAMILIES, AND THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN HOME ECONOMICS RELATED OCCUPATIONS, AND (3) THE INCREASED CONCERN AND FEELING OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEETING THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL GROUPS SUCH AS THE DISADVANTAGED AND THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED. CURRICULUMS HAVE BEEN REVISED AT NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LEVELS AND, IN APPROACH, HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINE-CENTERED RATHER THAN THE PROBLEM-CENTERED. THE CURRICULUM CHANGES HAVE UTILIZED RESOURCES SUCH AS (1) THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND CENTRAL CONCEPTS IN THE VARIOUS AREAS OF HOME ECONOMICS DEVELOPED IN NATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND SOME COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, (2) NEW KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS AND MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION, AND (3) THE GUIDES FOR CLASSIFYING EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES DEVELOPED BY BLOOM, KRATHWOHL, AND OTHERS. CURRICULUM PLANS AT ANY LEVEL AND OF ANY LENGTH MUST INCLUDE THE MAJOR ASPECTS--OBJECTIVES, CONTENT, LEARNING EXPERIENCES, TEACHING AIDS, AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY, SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS, STUDENT NEEDS, THE LOCAL SITUATION, THE CONTENT OF THE FIELD, AND DEVELOPMENTS IN EDUCATION. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "ILLINOIS TEACHER OF HOME ECONOMICS," VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, 1965. (MS)
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