ERIC Number: ED170570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Home Economics Competency-Based Teacher Education Instructional Materials. Final Report.
Everts, Joanne; Eads, Sally
A study was conducted to research and develop a statewide project for the improvement of home economics teacher education programs in Texas. The steering committee, composed of representatives from the Texas Education Agency, colleges and universities, and public school districts, directed a select group of forty-five state, area, and local home economics educators for a three-day workshop to begin development of competencies. Consultants assisted the groups to research, identify, and clarify desired and/or essential competencies of beginning teachers of home economics in the following areas: child development, clothing and textiles, consumer education, family life education, food and nutrition education, home management, housing, home furnishings and equipment, and teacher education. The competencies were distributed to teacher educators, subject-matter area persons, administrators, and teachers throughout Texas for review and validation. Revisions were made, a format was designed, and the resulting materials were field-tested. Data was collected and tabulated, and curriculum development teams revised the materials into instructional guides. (Samples of the competency-based home economics instructional guides, a list of basic competencies for beginning home economics teachers, field-test instruments, and a pamphlet which explains how to order the materials are appended.) (CT)
Descriptors: Child Development, Clothing Instruction, Competency Based Teacher Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Family Life Education, Foods Instruction, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Teachers, Home Furnishings, Home Management, Housing, Instructional Materials, Nutrition Instruction, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Curriculum, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
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