ERIC Number: ED097429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Training Household Technicians.
Bowen, Uvelia S. A.
Framing a comprehensive training plan for household occupations are accounts of the Household Employment Association for Reevaluation and Training's history, philosophy, and innovative program for upgrading household employees' status and skills by training employees to be competent, self-esteeming technicians. Seven instructional units for the six-week course are offered in specific detail; they prepare the technician for cleaning, fabric care, kitchen and dining room work, and for special services to children, the ill, or the elderly. Simultaneously offered are remedial academic education and daily living, self-help, and self-care skills. Teaching methods vary, but active participation by trainees in simulated job situations at the training center is emphasized. Problem-situation role-playing prepares them for occupational transactions. Trainees are assigned to practical work experience in private homes during the training period. Assignment and evaluation sheets are provided. Necessary equipment, requirements for personnel, and resource materials are listed for those wishing to develop a similar training center. Results of a study of the association's first years are provided. Appended are guides to seminars for field work supervisors. (AJ)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Cleaning, Cooperative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Employer Employee Relationship, Food Service, Home Economics Skills, Household Workers, Improvement Programs, Job Training, Laboratory Training, Program Descriptions, Service Occupations, Service Workers, Teaching Guides
Uvelia S. A. Bowen, 441 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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