ERIC Number: ED025683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
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Educational Methods Used in Presenting Consumer Information to Homemakers Living in Low Income Urban Areas.
A study of low income homemakers attending consumer information educational meetings in St. Louis City, Missouri was undertaken to determine the knowledge acquired in specified consumer education practices and to assess the applicability of educational methods in presenting consumer information. The schedule of 121 questions used by interviewers to gain responses from those in the ten percent sample was based on teaching objectives outlined by extension home economists on subject matter presented by leader aides, in classes, and through the mass media. Participants ranged from 18 to 78 years of age and 82 percent had not completed high school. The mean family size was 3.91. The median family income was $3,590, chiefly from social security benefits. Homemakers adopting practices and acquiring subject matter knowledge were usually those with 9-11 years of formal education and incomes under $2,000. It was recommended that educational programs be aimed at the low income urban homemaker who is under 40 years of age and has a family, and that her leadership abilities be utilized. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Consumer Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Home Economics Education, Homemakers, Information Sources, Low Income Groups, Participant Characteristics, Public Housing, Research, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-16,321, MF $3.00, Xerography $9.70).
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.