ERIC Number: ED058464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for a Dual Role: Homemaker-Wage Earner, with Adaptations to Inner City Youth. Final Report, Volume I.
Dalrymple, Julia I.; And Others
To determine the efficacy of two courses, one emphasizing wage earning aspects and the other homemaking aspects, in preparing disadvantaged youth for their dual role of wage earner-homemaker, curriculum materials were tested with 139 students in experimental and 147 students in control groups during the 1968-69 school year. A battery of evaluation instruments was administered to the control and experimental groups at the beginning and conclusion of the courses and again 1 year later to check retention of learning. Results of the analysis of data, on the basis of the sign test, t-test, and chi square test of differences in mean gain scores combind with information from teachers, students, administrators, and employers, revealed that students in the wage earning oriented courses made gains in self concept, work attitudes, employability potential, and content knowledge more consistently than those in the homemaking courses. Strong impact of the courses on student attitude toward marriage was not apparent, and findings revealed limited contribution of the courses to the development of positive attitudes toward the dual role for women. Several implications for curriculum development, field testing, and experimentation were noted. Information pertaining to course development, evaluation instruments, and student information forms are appended. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.