ERIC Number: ED079492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-1
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Status Survey of Secondary School Home Economics Programs in the State of Wisconsin, 1972; Abstract of Status Survey.
Monts, Elizabeth A.; And Others
A survey of the middle and senior high school home economics teachers and principals in Wisconsin was conducted to identify the present status of the home economics program which would serve as a basis for future program development and staff education. To obtain an accurate description of the home economics program, questionnaires were developed which sought information concerning the professional preparation and experiences of the teachers, the principal's views of the program, and the consumer and homemaking projects, occupational education projects, and programs for special learners. Findings from the survey revealed that: (1) The Wisconsin home economics program consists of 11 identifiable content areas, (2) Teachers tended to rely on commercial and non-commercial pamphlets and brochures, filmstrips, periodicals, films, and transparencies as main resources for the department, (3) The consumer concept whether taught as a separate unit or integrated was receiving attention at beginning, intermediate, and advanced course levels, (4) No specific home economics programs were identified as being specifically for economically disadvantaged students, and (5) According to the principals, the direction for home economics over the next three years should be in the areas of consumer education, career opportunities, and family living. A separately bound abstract of this project accompanies the full report. (SB)
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Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Home Economics Education and Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin