ERIC Number: ED114662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Community Agencies [with Home Economics Related Programs--Central Quadrant].
Dewar, Margaret A.; And Others
The survey was designed to identify home economics related programs in community agencies in the central quadrant of the Syracuse City School District. Factual information and descriptive information about the programs and perceived program needs were gathered using the interview method. A grid was set up with four subject areas (food and nutrition; housing, furnishings, and equipment; clothing and textiles; and human development) located on the vertical axis and six content emphases (management, buymanship, leisure, careers, health and safety, and relationships) located on the horizontal axis making a total of 24 cells. This grid was used to classify cell(s) in which a given program operated (program instances) and to note the number of cells in which expressed needs were identified. Of 118 agencies identified, 102 were contacted and 44 had programs. Educational institutions and volunteer agencies provided the greatest percentage of programs (60 percent). Most program instances were in human development (36.5 percent) and food and nutrition (one-third). Program needs clustered around human development, career ladders, buymanship, and management. A detailed discussion of the findings and specific implications and recommendations are included. Appended are: listing of agencies by category, listing and description of programs by agency, letter of introduction, and references consulted. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Clothing Instruction, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Consumer Education, Course Descriptions, Directories, Health Programs, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Home Management, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Surveys, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (Syracuse)