ERIC Number: ED179768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Home Economics Education; A Review and Synthesis of the Research. Information Series No. 184.
Nelson, Helen Y.
This review and synthesis of research on home economics education covers studies done during the period 1970-1978. Research reports cover the following topics: consumer-homemaking education, occupational home economics programs in the junior and senior high schools, postsecondary and outreach programs for adults, area vocational schools, and home economics teacher education. The review focused on those studies investigating significant problems which tested theoretically derived hypotheses, those which approached problems in an innovative manner, those which illustrated a continuity of research, those which tended to conceptualize problems, and those which test experimental or quasi-experimental designs. The studies are divided into the following sections: the professional education of teachers; professionalism in home economics education; learning processes and teaching methods; needs, characteristics, and interests of learners; curriculum and teaching materials; sex-role stereotyping; occupations in home economics fields; evaluation; responsiveness to needs for information; and recommendations for future research. A list of references concludes the document. (CP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Education, Educational Research, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Instructional Materials, Learning, Learning Processes, Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, Professional Training, Regional Schools, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Schools
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($7.75)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.