ERIC Number: ED026475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations from the White House Conference on Children and Youth for Home Economics Teachers on the Family Today. Part I.
Simpson, Elizabeth, Ed.; Manning, Doris, Ed.
Many of the recommendations of the 1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth have implications for home economics education, and 14 relevant recommendations form the basis for this publication and for Part II, available as VT 005 254. This document, Part I, contains four articles on family problems which affect school-age members. Each chapter begins with a presentation of one or several recommendations made at the White House Conference to solve these problems. A brief discussion follows of related material drawn primarily from survey and reference papers prepared for the conference. Finally, suggestions are given for implementing the recommendations in the home economics program. The Role of the Family Today, described in Chapter I, considers the family as society's basic unit, contemporary family problems and the role of home economics in solving problems. Chapter 2 emphasizes the need for and implementation of family life education. Family communication, understanding, values, and masculine and feminine roles, among other topics, are considered. Other chapters deal with the effects of mobility and family nutritional problems. The document contains list of teacher aids. (FP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Family Environment, Family Life Education, Family Mobility, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Home Economics Education, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship
Department of Home Economics, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.75).
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Authoring Institution: Department of Home Economics, Washington, DC.