ERIC Number: ED337604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Program Outcomes: Occupation of Homemaking. Final Report. Phase II 1988-89.
Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
A study assessed the effectiveness of the Occupation of Homemaking programs in Illinois secondary schools by collecting data for evaluating current programs and determining future needs. Approximately 350 randomly selected high school graduates from the years 1979-1984, half of whom had been enrolled in Occupation of Homemaking classes and half of whom had not, responded to a 10-point Likert-type scale as to the importance of Occupation of Homemaking concepts in adult life and their competence concerning those concepts. Mean scores for the importance of each of the concepts was above the scale midpoint, with many means above 9.0. Concepts with highest means were in the areas of parenting, child development, relationships, decision making, management of time and other resources, and planning for family nutritional needs through the life cycle. In each area, the competency ratings were at least a full point lower than those given for importance. Data analyzed according to enrollment in specific classes showed that most who had enrolled considered themselves more competent in most of the areas than those who had not enrolled in the classes. In addition to providing results showing the usefulness of Occupation of Homemaking classes, the study developed processes and instruments that will provide future data for evaluation of the program. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
Note: For a report on phase III, see ED 329 771.