ERIC Number: ED211732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Interrelationships Among Selected Aspects of Home Economics and Vocational Education. A Position Paper.
Vaughn, Gladys Gary; And Others
This paper considers impact of federal legislation on conduct of vocational consumer and homemaking programs with a focus on relationships among the American Home Economics Association (AHEA), home economics, and federal vocational education legislation. Chapter 1 overviews AHEA and discusses interrelationships between it and the home economics profession. Chapter 2 describes changes in the vocational home economics program brought about by the Vocational Education Act of 1963 and Vocational Education Amendments of 1968. Impact of the Education Amendments of 1976 on consumer and homemaking education programs is detailed. Specific concerns are program planning and accountability. Several components of the new education law are summarized that directly affect programs: definition of Consumer and Homemaking Education, sex equity programs, youth programs, and inservice education. Chapter 3 addresses federal support for home economics-focused youth organizations and their different roles in implementing vocational education. A chart summarizes selected aspects of 4-H and Future Homemakers of America. Focus of Chapter 4 is federal funding of programs related to consumer/homemaking education. An eight-page chart shows public law, administering federal agency, program objectives, target populations, and estimated FY1978 funding. Implications for the mandated National Institute of Education study are also considered. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Consumer Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Occupational Home Economics, Program Development, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Organizations, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Home Economics Association; Education Amendments 1976; Future Homemakers of America; Vocational Education Act 1963; Vocational Education Amendments 1968; 4 H Clubs