ERIC Number: ED045863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for a Dual Role: Homemaker-Wage Earner with Adaptations to Inner City Youth. Volume II. Final Report.
Dalrymple, Julia I.; And Others
These resource curriculum materials for a home economics course are presented here for use by teachers to prepare disadvantaged students for their homemaker family member role and the dual roles of homemaker and wage earner. The purpose of the study is to discover some implications for teaching those students from poverty areas in an urban setting a newly designed home economics course. The thrust of this course is to prepare the student for a role as homemaker and family member in a changing society. It also prepares the student in occupations utilizing home economics knowledge and skills. Home economics subject matters deal almost entirely with values, material culture, decisions and aspirations of people as they operate in daily life. If home economics is to make an effective contribution to the life and work of culturally and economically disadvantaged youth and help to break the "cycle of poverty", a modification of the present economics program is essential. A revised curriculum is here presented which combines the homemaker-family member curriculum and the dual role curriculum into a single guide which can be adapted to either emphasis. (ON)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.