ERIC Number: ED036646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Curriculum Guide for Consumer Education in Vocational Home Economics Classes.
Robinson, Nancie Smith
This curriculum guide was developed to improve the present level of living among families in West Virginia. It was intended that vocational home economics teachers combine the objectives of the guide with their own class objectives, or in the absence of consumer education in the curriculum, use the guide for the initiation of a new program or unit of work. The guide was based on the results of a mailed questionnaire sent to all vocational home economics teachers in West Virginia during the 1968-69 spring semester. A total of 116 responses (69 percent) were returned from 168 vocational home economics teachers. The important findings in the study were: (1) Most vocational home economics teachers in West Virginia do not include consumer education in their programs as a separate unit or course, (2) Most vocational home economics teachers were interested in developing the consumer education curriculum, and (3) A curriculum guide is needed to indicate subject matter to be taught in consumer education. (GR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.