ERIC Number: ED023881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study for Gainful Employment in Home Economics. Final Report. Volume I.
Cozine, June; And Others
The major purpose of the study was to develop and test curriculum materials for three entry level gainful employment courses: Child Care Services, Clothing Services, Food Services. A second objective was to formulate recommendations for policies and procedures to follow in initiating and developing gainful employment programs in home economics. The three entry level gainful employment classes were taught by members of the research team at the local high school. During 3 years of operation 100 students completed the training program. Student earnings ranged from none to $941.85, and the total hours of work experience ranged from 14 to 1,129 hours per year. Close and continuous contact was maintained with local school personnel, cooperating employers, members of the home economics department of the Oklahoma vocational program and other state teachers engaged in teaching gainful employment courses. Curriculum materials which were developed, tested and revised are available to prepare students as (1) Child Care Workers (VT 006 871), (2) Clothing Service Workers (VT 006 869), and (3) Food Service Workers (VT 006 872). Recommendations for initiating and developing gainful employment programs in home economics were based on the subjective judgments of the research team and suggestions from other teachers in Oklahoma. Charts listing the survey data and a list of selected references are included in the document. (FP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.