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ERIC Number: ED047137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 169
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A Study of Federal Legislation Relevant to Home Economics Education.
Smith, Kathryn Watford
To bring together the legislation, social conditions directly preceding passage of the legislation, and the implications for the development of the field of home economics education, data were obtained and examined from the "United States Statutes at Large on Public Laws," the "House Miscellaneous Reports," the "Senate Miscellaneous Reports," and the "United States Code Annotated." In addition, state curriculum guides, journals, and other publications relating to home economics were examined for content in trends, curriculums, and changes in the field of home economics. The legislation enacted by Congress was an apparent outgrowth of inadequacies in society which focused national attention on the social problems confronting the nation. The trend has been toward more federal involvement in education with the states retaining most of the control. Social conditions appear to be a prime determiner for the composition of education and seem to provide impetus for enactments of legislation. Home economics must broaden its hemisphere for an interdisciplinary approach, and it must reexamine, redefine, and readjust in terms of social changes and legislation if it is to be a viable aspect of the total education program. This Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Illinois. (Author)
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