ERIC Number: ED237750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Consumer and Homemaking Education in Texas. Final Report.
Bell, Camille G.; Glosson, Linda R.
A study measured the effectiveness of secondary consumer and homemaking education in Texas. Focus was on former students' perceptions of the usefulness of the knowledge and skills needed for the occupation of homemaking taught in consumer and homemaking education. Another objective was to determine if specific demographic variables affected former students' perceptions. A data collection instrument was mailed to a stratified random sample of approximately 1,800 out-of-school youth and adults who were last enrolled in consumer and homemaking education in secondary schools between 1974 and 1978. A random sample of 10 percent of the respondents was contacted for telephone interviews. Based on study findings these conclusions were drawn: consumer and homemaking education is useful to students in their personal lives and in their employment; all subject areas are useful; subject areas are useful regardless of students' ethnic heritage, marital status, number of children, educational level, or the size of the community in which they live; knowledge and skills gained are useful over an extended period of time; consumer and homemaking education is effective in schools of all sizes; and indepth study within a subject area increases its perceived usefulness. (Instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Note: Document Control Number 852/5/28/82-060.