ERIC Number: ED118866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Special Consumer-Homemaking Programs in Illinois High Schools.
Fults, Anna Carol
The document presents an evaluation of: (1) consumer homemaking education programs in Illinois high schools and their role in helping economically disadvantaged youth in assuming the dual role of homemaker and wage earner, (2) strengths and weaknesses of these programs, and (3) current and projected needs of professional education programs and curriculum development for implementing and upgrading the program. Data were collected through five questionnaires sent to program administrators, program teachers, students, former students, and parents. In addition, 14 schools were selected for on-site evaluation which included interviews with the vocational director, administrator, curriculum coordinator, program teacher, students, and parents. An indepth evaluation of four additional schools was conducted which included similar on-site interviews and gathering additional information. The data, acquired from 106 administrators, 136 teachers, 4,524 students, 284 former students, and 250 parents, revealed that the objectives of consumer homemaking programs are being adequately met. The appended materials (44 pages) contain the following: (1) anecdotal evidence from teachers, students, former students, and parents as well as letters of community support for the programs; (2) value clarification instruments; and (3) questionnaires given to the administrators, teachers, students, former students, and parents. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Home Economics Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois