ERIC Number: ED201776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Consumer & Homemaking Programs in Minnesota. Secondary and Adult Programs. Final Report.
Rossmann, Marilyn Martin; Parsons, Joanne
This report details a two-part study to describe the Minnesota secondary and adult consumer and homemaking program and to identify "special" consumer and homemaking programs and describe them through case studies. Questions in the study focus on responsiveness to the 1976 Vocational Education Amendments. The methodological approaches used are applicable to other programs. Part 1 describes a quantitative survey which identified student enrollments, teacher preparation and length of service, content areas being taught, and adaptation of curriculum to eliminate sex role stereotyping. Part 2 focuses on qualitative case studies of ten selected home economics programs in Minnesota at both secondary and adult levels. The following categories of information are integrated into each five-to-seven-page case study: history of the program, student-teacher interactions, concerns of teachers, and quotes from persons involved with the program. Emphasis of the evaluation is given to outreach to new population (males, parents, disadvantaged adults), elimination of sex bias, and inclusion of consumer, nutrition, and parent education in the curriculum. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-fifth of the report, include the questionnaires and guides for case study interviews and observations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Consumer Education, Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Home Economics, Males, Nutrition Instruction, Parenthood Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Student Teacher Relationship, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Vocational Education Amendments 1976