ERIC Number: ED037687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Home and Family Living Learning Interests of Young Urban Homemakers and Selected Associational Factors in Cincinnati, Ohio.
McCormick, Anita Rose
Focusing on home and family living, this study investigated learning interests of 262 urban mothers with kindergarten children; study methods preferred by these women; the preferred institutional setting for classes (assuming that classes proved to be a preferred method); and the relationships of the above variables to selected life cycle and life style characteristics. These were among the findings and conclusions: (1) the urban mothers showed interest in more dimensions of home and family living than they had studied during the preceding year; (2) they were not being adequately served, if measured by the number who studied compared to the number expressing a learning interest; (3) television is not used enough as a medium of home and family life education; (4) educational methods must be varied if the learning interests of urban mothers of kindergarten children are to be met; (5) the urban mothers clearly differentiate among content areas of interest; (6) content areas and preferred methods influenced learning interests more than age or any of the other personal characteristics. (LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Methods, Environmental Influences, Family Life Education, Interests, Investigations, Mothers, Motivation, Participation, Socioeconomic Influences, Urban Areas
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis