ERIC Number: ED026503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Determining Employment Needs, Educational Feasibilities, and Potential Enrollments in Occupational Home Economics at the Post-Secondary Level in Oklahoma.
Robinson, Lillie McCray
In order to determine if occupationally-oriented curriculums in home economics should be developed at the post-secondary level in Oklahoma, three groups of people were interviewed: (1) managers of business establishments and supervisors of child care agencies, (2) administrators and instructors of home economics courses, and (3) students enrolled in home economics courses at selected high schools, area vocational-technical centers and junior colleges. Representatives selected from 92 business organizations, 20 high schools, two area vocational-technical centers, and two junior colleges were interviewed. Comparative analysis of responses showed that the majority of business personnel and school personnel felt that there was a need for trained personnel in occupational home economics areas and would be interested in cooperating to develop occupational programs with work experiences as part of the occupational preparation. Further study is needed to determine competencies needed by persons in occupational curriculums, course combinations and sequences, and length and sequence of observation and work experiences. The interview schedules, reported data in tabular form, letters, and a selected bibliography are included in the document. This D.Ed. thesis was submitted to Oklahoma State University. (FP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Business Skills, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Planning, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Feasibility Studies, Interviews, Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Surveys
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