ERIC Number: ED336597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Consumer and Homemaking Education of 1983 and 1988 Graduates in Montana. Final Report.
Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
A study was conducted during the 1988-89 academic year of 1983 and 1988 Montana high school graduates to assess the impact of their enrollment in home economics courses on their knowledge in the areas of nutrition, consumer education, and child development/parenting. Fifty-three 1983, and 55 1988 graduates of randomly selected high schools in Montana who had taken at least three semesters of home economics were interviewed by telephone using a questionnaire that measured their subject knowledge. The study found that the highest scores for 1983 graduates were for those graduates having taken the fewest semesters of home economics, whereas the reverse was true for the 1988 graduates. These mixed outcomes were interpreted as showing that number of classes taken may be related more to type of student than to program outcomes. Results also suggested that opportunities for application in real life experiences can provide an important measure of learning and its usefulness. (The report includes 37 tables of data gathered in the survey.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena. Dept. of Vocational Education Services.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
Note: For a related report, see CE 058 987.