ERIC Number: ED199546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
What Is Home Economics Education?
Brown, Marjorie M.
This paper is intended to clarify the nature of and justify home economics education. Part 1 contains an explanation of the approach to conceptualization of home economics followed in the remaining three parts of the report. Part 2 provides an initial categorization of home economics and of education as personal service professions. Topics discussed in this section are distinguishing between disciplines and professions and distinguishing between personal service and impersonal service professions. Part 3 focuses on home economics as a profession and as a field of study. It examines the historical conceptualization of home economics as a profession and a personal service profession, the presuppositions and theoretical considerations on which a conceptualization of home economics is based, problems or questions with which home economics deals, and the mission and subject matter of home economics. Part 4 is devoted to a conceptualization of home economics education which evolves from deliberations in earlier sections of the monograph. Topics covered in this final section include the concept of education, the aims of home economics, questions significant to home economics education, home economics education and social studies, and home economics and vocational education. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.