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ERIC Number: ED019569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957-Aug
Pages: 1
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REASONS GIVEN BY A SELECTED GROUP OF ILLINOIS WOMEN FOR ENROLLING IN ADULT HOMEMAKING CLOTHING CLASSES.
LUTZ, ROWENA M.
A STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE REASONS WHY MORE COURSES WERE BEING HELD IN CLOTHING THAN ANY OTHER AREA IN ADULT HOMEMAKING EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS. FIFTY PERCENT OF THE 131 CLOTHING CLASSES IN SESSION IN ILLINOIS IN OCTOBER 1956 WERE STUDIED. QUESTIONNAIRES FROM 460 ADULT CLASS MEMBERS AND 26 TEACHERS WERE USED. ANALYSIS SHOWED SUCH CHARACTERISTICS OF CLASS PARTICIPANTS AS 88.3 PERCENT MARRIED, 319 HAVING CHILDREN, 18 PERCENT LIVING ON FARMS, 149 WORKING OUTSIDE THE HOME, AND 129 HAVING TAKEN ADULT HOME ECONOMIC COURSES BEFORE. DATA ON TEACHERS INCLUDED SUCH FACTORS AS NUMBER OF YEARS IN TEACHING OF HOMEMAKING AND NUMBER OF ADULT CLASSES TAUGHT. DATA SUPPORTED THE HYPOTHESES THAT MANY WOMEN SEW BECAUSE OF ECONOMIC VALUES AND THAT SOME HOMEMAKING TEACHERS ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO CHOOSE CLOTHING COURSES, BUT REFUTED THE HYPOTHESES THAT THEY LIKE A TANGIBLE RETURN FOR THEIR TIME SPENT IN ADULT CLASSES, AND THAT THEY SEW TO EXPRESS THEIR CREATIVE ABILITY. THIS MASTERS THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE. 83 PAGES. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS