ERIC Number: ED179757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Scheme and Decision-Rules for the Selection and Organization of Home Economics Curriculum Content.
Brown, Marjorie M.
This four-part paper is designed to serve as a conceptual framework for use as a scheme in the selection and organization of content for the Wisocnsin home economics curriculum. In the introductory section the task to be accomplished is set forth and a framework established for the development of the paper. In section 2, attention is given to the nature of a conceptual scheme, its uses with respect to justifying curriculum content, and factors influencing the choice of a scheme for selecting and organizing the content of curriculum. Section 3 is devoted to the nature of home economics and implications for school curriculum content. Specific topics discussed include (1) the problem or orientation of home economics, (2) mode of inquiry appropriate for home economics, (3) a conceptual structure for home economics, and (4) implications of the nature of home economics for curriculum content. The final part of the paper summarizes by presenting decision-rules for the selection and organization of content. (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.