ERIC Number: ED080877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Survey of Student Interest in Home Economics Wage-Earning Programs and Employment Opportunities in Home Economics Related Occupations in Dade County, Florida.
Hein, Margaret R.
Occupational areas and coincident student interest in home economics were surveyed in Dade County to provide a basis for future program planning. Surveyed were 11,402 junior and senior high school students enrolled in home and family education courses in May 1972 and 64 employers in home economics related occupations. A series of recommendations was drawn up. Additional Child Care, Guidance and Services programs should be initiated cautiously due to limited employment opportunities. A combined Home Furnishings, Equipment, Services, Clothing Management, Production and Services program would meet both student interest and employer demand for garmet factory sewing machine operators. Student interest in Food Management, Production and Services should be stimulated and programs established. Hiring of cooperative education students should be investigated. Work habits and attitudes should be an important emphasis of all wage earning courses. Results are presented in tabular and textual form. Data Collection procedures and survey instruments (with raw data) are in the appendix. (MS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida