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ERIC Number: ED118807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Home Management and Consumer Education in Rural Development Programmes: Latin America. Nutrition Information Documents Series No. 5.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy).
The report represents a preliminary study of a three-month consultantship intended to review field experiences in selected Latin American countries for teaching rural families home management/consumer education concepts and to collect materials based on experiences. A detailed account is presented of the projects visited in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Information collected through correspondence also is included on Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Although interest in home management/consumer education is increasing in Latin America, many misconceptions exist about its meaning and importance. With the exception of Argentina, field experiences appeared as isolated cases rather than a part of a broader program. Important limitations were inadequate training of home agents and lack of educational materials/training aids. Suggestions are presented for developing units for teachers and change agents and kits for teachers and learners. Three suggested key concepts for program development are an integrated, interrelated, problem-centered approach. Approximately half of the document consists of six appendixes: list of contracts; sources of materials, references, and information; selected and annotated bibliography (Spanish references in Spanish); a copy of the data collection questionnaire (in Spanish); a consumer education essay; and an inventory of home management activities in Latin America. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy).