ERIC Number: ED246273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Interrelationships between Work Life and Family Life. Proceedings, Silver Jubilee Conference, Illinois Teacher of Home Economics (Urbana, Illinois, April l8-2l, 1982).
Spitze, Hazel Taylor, Ed.
These conference proceedings examine the interrelationships between work life and family life and explore ways in which home economics education can contribute to the solution of attendant problems. The opening session includes a welcome and an introduction to the topic. Other papers address (1) the evolution of the role of women; (2) inflation and investments to insure financial survival; (3) changes business can make to accommodate families; (4) the future of the homemaker; (5) changes in the work men and women do; (6) the relationships among work life, family life, and the earth and what this perspective has to do with education; and (7) an interdisciplinary approach for teaching about work and family. A session that used a series of mini-dramas and panel analyses to consider the impact of health problems on work and family is summarized next. The next paper focuses on identifying and examining myths and realities of work and families and implications for home economics educators. Highlights from discussion groups and seminal ideas from the listening panel are included. The last three papers share results from the current vocational home economics curriculum revision efforts in the Ohio Department of Education; describe the "People Program," an approach to parenting education; and discuss the Home Economics Educational Dynamics project. (YLB)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment, Family Life, Higher Education, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, School Role, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Education
Illinois Teacher of Home Economics, Division of Home Economics Education, University of Illinois, 1301 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($4.00; 10 or more--$3.00 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Home Economics Education.