ERIC Number: ED224867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Full and Part-Time Home Economics Teachers in Florida with Implications for Inservice Education. Final Report.
Crabtree, Myrna P.; Baum, Rosemere
Data were gathered to provide a descriptive profile of educational, employment, and experiential backgrounds of full- and part-time home economics teachers of adults in Florida. Those data were intended for use in designing inservice activities to provide professional development and more relevant programs for the adults being served. In phase 1, through a survey instrument administered to 339 teachers in six Florida counties, staff gathered demographic information, information on current home economics adult program involvement, and data on inservice educational needs. During phase 2, the Delphi technique was used to identify and assign priorities to specific needs of adult populations to be met through home economics programs, as perceived by 54 teachers. Data analysis showed that home economics programs do not reflect comprehensive coverage of all aspects of consumer and homemaking education. Teachers perceived the needs of their constituencies as broader than the programs being offered. Areas of need in which teachers desired additional inservice training included nutrition, money management, child and family development, and sewing. Teachers were receptive to a variety of modes of inservice educational delivery systems. (The instruments and study results are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami.