ERIC Number: ED055158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Broward County Home Economics Curriculum Development Project, July 1, 1967 to July 1, 1970. Final Report.
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A 3-year curriculum development project was conducted in one senior and three junior high schools to test an innovative homemaking program which would: (1) achieve the broad home economics objectives, (2) improve attitudes toward home economics, (3) assist in the development of critical thinking and independent study habits, (4) develop proficiency in the skills needed for food preparation and clothing construction, (5) promote transfer of learning from the classroom to the home, and (6) create more interest in and understanding of the concepts of homemaking. In order to test the curriculum, two groups were selected, including a control group electing a comprehensive homemaking course and an experimental group electing a skill development course emphasizing a semester of each of clothing and foods. The experimental group showed significant gains in attitude toward home economics and skill development, but there were no significant differences in study habits, general knowledge, development of critical thinking, or transfer of learning. The study implies that skill development should be emphasized in the beginning course of home economics while conceptual development should be emphasized in the high school courses. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Clothing Instruction, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Foods Instruction, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Sewing Instruction, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Teacher Attitudes, Transfer of Training
Supervisor, Home Economics, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Single copies available in limited quantities)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.