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An Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Design to Initiate Curriculum Change in Home Economics. Pilot Study: Phase 1, Occupational Research Development Monograph No. 5.
Kievit, Mary B.
To test the effectiveness of a design for stimulating curriculum change, seven home economics teachers were trained to serve as leaders of seven 2-hour inservice workshops which were designed to motivate the experimental group of 79 secondary home economics teachers to incorporate wage-earning emphases in their programs. All the participants, including a control group of 79 teachers, were interviewed in an attempt to find demographic, dual role, and social-psychological variables that differentiated teachers who included wage-earning emphases from those who did not. Results suggested a positive relationship between wage-earning emphases and being married, maintaining socioeconomic status, having taught longer, high professional involvement, high self-rating of teaching effectiveness, and others. In addition to the interviews, each workshop was evaluated, and pre- and posttests were administered at the conclusion of the workshops. As a result of this pilot study, a followup study is in process. Several study instruments are appended. (SB)
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Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Occupational Research and Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.