ERIC Number: ED114486
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A Study of Home Economics Programs and the Expressed Educational Needs of Home Economics Teachers in Massachusetts.
Wilson, Marian L.
The study to assess the status of elementary and secondary home economics programs in Massachusetts and to determine the inservice needs of the teachers also had the objectives of: determining desirable types of inservice activities, determining desirable subject areas, gathering information on teacher education and experience, and sharing the findings with those responsible for planning inservice programs. Two questionnaires, one to collect information on programs and the other for teacher information, were developed and sent to all 1,403 home economics teachers in the state and to 731 schools. Responses from 426 schools and 956 teachers are analyzed separately in detail, with discussion of the information gathered from each section of the questionnaires. A general discussion section expands on the following: progress toward shorter courses by one-third of the schools; boys in courses in one-half of the schools; food and clothing areas as the major course content; lack of federal funding; need for more diversified programs; teacher interest in inservice dealing with nutrition, consumer education, family living, and special education students; desirable times for inservice; and reasons for not pursuing graduate study. A two-page bibliography and copies of the two questionnaires are also included. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Framingham State Coll., MA. Home Economics Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts