ERIC Number: ED048470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Pattern for Home Management Instruction in Area Vocational School Curricula Based on Problems of Young Homemakers Employed Full-Time in Clerical and Sales Occupations. (Continuation of No. 28 and 51). Final Report.
Thomas, Virginia F.; Newman, Ann
A total of 107 students from a comprehensive vocational facility, a community college, and high school day and night classes participated in a 6-week pilot project to test curriculum materials and implement an instructional method consisting of nine audiovisual instructional packets on management supplemented by correspondence with a master teacher. Reactions obtained through interviews with the teachers and questionnaires administered to the students revealed that the teachers found the materials interesting, helpful, and most successful when used by small groups. About 30 percent of the students reported new knowledge about fixed and flexible expenses, budgeting, opportunity cost, work simplification, impulse buying, and interrelated expenses, while 26 percent reported new knowledge about human resources, goals, and values and 20 percent about standards and levels of living. It was recommended that the materials be used in other types of educational centers, continuous correspondence between master teacher and students be encouraged, and additional units incorporating on-the-job management tasks be created. Several project materials are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Home Economics Education.