ERIC Number: ED056300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Homemaker Service Demonstration Training Project (March 1968-May 1970). Final Report.
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Family Economics.
This program was directed to women between the ages of 45 and 65. Its objectives were to develop a training program for homemaker services that would: (1) establish an expectation of high quality performance and standards for all who care for the aging and other families, (2) provide a nucleus of trained homemakers to meet community needs, and (3) develop a prototype training program adaptable to junior and state colleges in Kansas and other states. A three-step training procedure was followed consisting of (1) teaching, (2) participation and demonstration, and (3) practical application. The teaching was performed by a staff of 25 specialized persons. The subject areas were working with and understanding people, food for families, home management skills, personal care of others, and professional development. Conclusions include: (1) Women can and will take advantage of educational training opportunities and become fully employed as qualified homemakers; (2) Families in communities can benefit from having available qualified homemakers to work for them in times of need; (3) In-residence training provides a quality of instruction for the most essential concern of homemakers, that of providing personal care and understanding; (4) Support from the training center and employment services must be made available to the trainee after graduation. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Family Economics.