ERIC Number: ED197074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Conference on Current Concerns in Home Economics Education (Champaign, Illinois, April 16-19, 1978).
Spitze, Hazel Taylor, Ed.
Participants in a conference held in April, 1978, had four main objectives: (1) to help identify and become more aware of the current concerns in home economics education; (2) to value the role of home economics education in promoting needed social change; (3) to contribute during the conference to the generation of possible solutions and actions to be taken regarding current social problems; and (4) to make plans and feel committed to share the conference with others in their home state or region. To accomplish these objectives, speakers, beggining with keynote speaker Marjorie East, focused on issues such as the profession of home economics and how to build it; the future of education, including the importance of the affective domain, the accountability movement, and the National Institute of Education evaluation of consumer and homemaking education; and needs in secondary home economics education programs in the 1980s. Speakers also discussed recent legislation affecting home economics education. Sociologist Jessie Bernard closed the conference with a self-portrait of a family derived from more than thirty years of family letters. A summary of the conference and list of participants are included in these proceedings. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Legislation, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Professional Education, Professional Recognition, Reputation, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Status
Illinois Teacher, College of Education, University of Illinois, 1310 S. 6th St., Champaign, IL 61820 ($2.00; $1.00, 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Social Impact; Societal Needs