ERIC Number: ED120033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Home as a Learning Center. Final Report.
Bobbitt, Norma; Paolucci, Beatrice
This is the final report of a project initiated in August 1974, designed to determine the feasibility of the home as a learning center. The report is written for the practitioner, the family-living and occupation teacher, teacher educators, and nonformal community educators. Five major sections comprise the final report. The first section presents the conceptual framework for the research study. The paper stresses a need for reemphasizing the educative role of the family and assisting it in making the home an effective learning center. The concept of the home as a learning center, as developed in the paper, examines individual learning pursuits and lifelong education in the home setting, learning throughout the family life cycle, and resources used in home learning. The second part of the document presents the data results of a survey of blue-collar families in three stages of the life cycle to determine the feasibility of the home as a learning center. The third section provides a curriculum design for family-life and occupational education. The last two sections present statements of recommendations and next steps for family-life and occupation educators for developing the home as a learning center; and a summary article, Home as a Learning Center. Appendices conclude the document. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Family Ecology.