ERIC Number: ED023915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Wage Earning Home Economics Course Development. NRCUVT Series No. 4.
Joern, Judith B.
State supervisors of home economics education for 50 states and Puerto Rico were surveyed to determine the extent to which home economics wage earning programs have been developed since funds became available under the Vocational Education Act of 1963. A questionnaire sought information about the following topics: (1) basic areas of programing, (2) educational levels at which courses are offered, (3) numbers of courses and schools involved in wage earning training, (4) professional qualifications for instructors, (5) needs for new course development, and (6) the types of curriculum materials used by each state. The data are categorized according to these topics. Most states had home economics wage earning programs, with food and clothing service areas predominant. The bulk of the courses were found at the secondary and adult levels. In many states the areas of child care, institutional and home management, and health related occupations are being developed. Approximately 150 home economics wage earning courses were offered at the secondary level, post-high, and adult level during 1964-65; nearly 1,300 courses were offered in 1967-68. (FP)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, High Schools, National Surveys, Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Statistics, Teacher Qualifications, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.