ERIC Number: ED159372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Home Economics Education Guide for Occupational Child Care.
Dewald, Margaret R.
Designed to assist home economics teachers in providing a training program to prepare high school students for jobs in the child care field, this curriculum guide contains a two-year course of study in occupational child care. In the first year, the following nine topics are outlined: (1) an orientation to the philosophies and overview of careers in occupational child care; (2) operational procedures such as clerical duties; (3) basic child development of toddlers and preschoolers; (4) learning activities for children, including basic academic subjects, motor development, and play; (5) program planning; (6) guidance techniques; (7) self-concept and development, stressing the influence of the family; (8) food and nutrition for children; and (9) safety and health, including first aid. The second year encompasses the following subjects: preparation for the world of work; exploring careers in child care; basic child development of infants and school-age children; exceptional children; child abuse and neglect; theories of early children education; selection and arrangement of equipment; and first aid and personal safety. For each topic the concept, performance objectives, generalizations, competencies, suggested learning activities, criterion-referenced tests, and suggested references are listed. An in-depth bibliography is included at the end, preceded by three appendixes containing information on Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO), a vocational youth organization; community advisory committees; and cooperative occupational home economics. (ELG)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Bibliographies, Career Exploration, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Care Occupations, Child Development, Children, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Guides, Equipment, Family Influence, First Aid, Foods Instruction, Health Education, High Schools, Home Economics Skills, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Occupational Home Economics, Safety, Self Concept, Service Occupations, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Home Economics Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 017 265 ; Colored paper may not reproduce clearly