ERIC Number: ED255670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Home and Family Life Education Program Analysis. Final Report.
Riggers, Marcia L.
A study examined the home and family life courses provided in secondary schools throughout the state of Washington. Course offerings and student enrollment figures were analyzed. Survey instruments were mailed to the home and family life teachers in each of the secondary schools in Washington. A computer analysis of the data reported from 143 schools indicated that whereas seventh-grade courses in family life education are generally 9-week comprehensive required courses, eighth-grade courses are usually 18-week elective classes. Twenty-five percent of all schools with advanced courses in home and family life do not have a prerequisite. No significant relationship exists between enrollment in a basic course and enrollment in an advanced course. Females outnumber males by more than a two-to-one margin in nearly every course except those that are required. Minorities are significantly underrepresented in every program regardless of the percentage of minority students enrolled in the given school. (The survey instrument is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Agriculture and Home Economics.
Note: A Research Project in Vocational Education conducted in the Department of General Agriculture and Home Economics.