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ERIC Number: ED043763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 147
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Home Economists Working with Low-Income Families and Implications for College Food and Nutrition Curriculum.
Kopel, Bernice Helene
To identify implications for college food and nutrition curriculum, multiple-choice questionnaires were developed to provide general characteristics of home economists and the concerns they had in their work with low-income families. Job concerns were ranked and analyzed according to the degree of concern expressed by the 129 respondents (70.8 percent) in relation to understanding low-income individuals, planning programs and teaching methods for low-income groups, knowledge of subject matter, and evaluation of programs. Of greatest concern to the home economists were having food and nutrition knowledge in regard to low-cost and commodity foods, determining how to teach nutrition and plan food and nutrition programs for low-income groups, and understanding the people with whom they work. The degree of concern for aspects of the job were most often significantly affected by the length of time since the home economists had enrolled for college credit and the extent to which training had assisted them in their work. An emphasis on methods of teaching food and nutrition in a knowledgeable and stimulating way was implied from the findings, and a behavioral science emphasis was implied as one means of helping students understand low-income groups. This Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to the Oklahoma State University. (Author/SB)
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Identifiers: Oklahoma