ERIC Number: ED023050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Evaluation of Selected Aspects of the Homemaking Service Program in the City of Rochester, New York.
Alexander, Frank D.
The objectives of the study were: to describe the socioeconomic characteristics of the teaching homemakers and of the women with whom they worked; to indicate the influence of selected training on the teaching homemakers; and to show the training program input. Data were collected through the pre- and post-testing of teaching homemakers, and a variety of other methods. Of the fourteen teaching homemakers involved, eleven were Negroes and three Puerto Ricans. The mean age was 37.4, years of schooling ranged from 5 to 14, and one half of them lived in homes owned by their families. Ten of the women were married, three divorced or separated, and one single. Stated also are the occupations of husbands and wives, mobility, participation, and family income. There was a total of 242 training hours covering the following subject matter areas: clothing, food, furnishings, and orientation. Extension staff devoted 16% of 269 hours of their time to the training. Recommendations for improvement of training programs include longer and unbroken periods, more group teaching, supervision of teaching homemakers, survey of participants' interests, and greater attention to training in methodology. (nl)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Location: New York