ERIC Number: ED112028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Home Management and Human Service Competencies.
Regional Learning Service of Central New York, Syracuse.
Faculty representatives from five postsecondary institutions having human service/human ecology programs and two members of the Regional Learning Service staff comprised a task force whose objectives were to identify competencies acquired through home management which relate to undergraduate course objectives, to recommend ways to assess these, and to recommend criteria for granting undergraduate credit for experiential learning. The task force produced a list of 54 competencies in 10 broad domains. With the checklist of competencies as a common stimulus, 20 homemakers, 25 human service agency administrators, and educators from 19 postsecondary institutions responded to different sets of questions relating to their own work roles. Responses for each group are presented with detailed analysis. Important findings were that home management competencies and domains: (1) are valued by homemakers, (2) are creditable and part of the curricula in postsecondary institutions, (3) are perceived by agency administrators as desirable for agency personnel, and (4) are valued differently by educators than by homemakers and employers. Appended materials include: report of task force activities, the questionnaire used and tabulation of responses for the three groups, statistical analysis of the data, and the first draft of the home management competency list. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Learning Service of Central New York, Syracuse.
Note: Report of a project for Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL)