ERIC Number: ED024807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Vocational Education in Home Economics; A Descriptive Study of Family Life Education Programs in Georgia Public Schools.
Cross, Aleene A.
Questionnaires concerning family life programs in Georgia public schools were sent to 523 home economics teachers to determine the extent, subject matter content, and the kinds of teachers and their preparation for teaching. Thirty-eight percent replied. The study showed that at least 155 family life education programs were listed in Georgia in 1966-67. Most courses were offered to juniors and seniors and were 1-year courses. Family list courses were generally taught by home economics teachers; approximately one-third had master's degrees; nearly one-half had taken graduate courses in family and child development. The major difficulties in providing family life courses were lack of available teachers and scheduling. Recommendations were that: (1) More schools should be encouraged to offer family life education, not only to juniors and seniors but also to seventh and eighth graders, (2) Research is needed to determine the length of the family life courses, (3) Family and child development units in regular home economics classes should emphasize different concepts in each year, (4) Teachers of family life education courses should be expected to take graduate courses in family and child development, and (5) A survey of available teachers should be made and distributed to school administrators. The questionnaire and the data in tabular form are included. (FP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia