ERIC Number: ED029991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Science Prerequisite Course Work for Home Economics Education Majors. Final Report.
Major, Barbara C.; And Others
Science requirements in home economics undergraduate programs and contributions of science courses to home economics classroom teaching were investigated. Following a review of related literature, college catalogs were surveyed to determine what proportion of American home economics departments required chemistry courses to obtain a bachelor's degree in home economics education. A questionnaire to determine: (1) course work required in the exact sciences, (2) classroom use made of background knowledge gained from the exact science area, and (3) recommendations for curriculum change was developed and administered to 356 graduates of Oregon State University and Texas Technological College where chemistry was not a requirement, and to all the home economics teachers in the state of Utah. Results were compiled into tables of percentages for comparison. Conclusions were: (1) Most colleges and universities required chemistry for home economics education teachers, (2) Chemistry was found useful but not directly applicable to classroom teaching, (3) More emphasis on behavioral sciences was desired by home economics education majors. A bibliography, and instruments used in the study are appended. (FP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.