ERIC Number: ED205742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Value of Home Economics Education: Observations of Students, Teachers, and Parents.
Caputo, Colleen C.; Haymore, Judy
Increasingly, educational evaluators are using studies of individual students in a program, reporting their academic and community background, dimensions of the program in which they were enrolled, and the benefits to the students after completing or leaving the program as a measure of the success of the programs. The case studies in this publication are self-reports of successful students (and sometimes parents or teachers) in vocational economics education programs--both consumer and homemaking, and occupational. These case studies supplement the National Census Study of homemaking and consumer programs. The study identified what is being taught and who is served by vocational consumer and homemaking programs in the secondary schools, while the case studies reveal how the programs are being used by and affecting the students enrolled. This report is divided into eight sections. The first section provides an overview of the consumer and homemaking program. The next six sections are alphabetically arranged by the six subject matter areas identified: child development/parenting; clothing and textiles; consumer education and management; family relations; food and nutrition; and housing, home furnishings, and equipment. The final section deals with the Future Homemakers of America organization. Each section consists of a brief summary of the findings of the National Census Study for each area, followed by the individual success stories applicable to the particular subject matter of the section. (KC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Case Studies, Child Development, Clothing Instruction, Consumer Education, Equipment, Family Relationship, Foods Instruction, Home Economics, Home Economics Skills, Home Furnishings, Housing, National Surveys, Nutrition Instruction, Occupational Home Economics, Outcomes of Education, Parent Attitudes, Parenthood Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Textiles Instruction, Vocational Education
Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.