ERIC Number: ED054388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Training Needs and Internships for Non-Teaching Positions in Home Economics. Final Report.
Dunn, Dorothy F.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of selected undergraduate programs of home economics, questionnaire data on 294 graduates employed in non-teaching settings were collected from executive officers, personnel managers, and directors of consumer, home, food, laboratory, and research sciences. Through their replies, these individuals warned that future home economists in business must have a better understanding of the free enterprise system prior to employment rather than to expect to adjust to business with on-the-job training. Therefore, it is recommended that instruction to develop this needed understanding be provided through college programs. Another result of the 27-state survey was the expressed opinion that a knowledge of the respective specialization is of primary importance. Furthermore, employers felt that university training should instill discipline of work, knowledge of the principles behind the skills, acceptance of responsibility, and the ability to plan and reason in logical sequence. Still another recommendation is that joint committees should be established to create adaptable and viable systems for reviewing the desired image of the home economist in business. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.