ERIC Number: ED205753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Consumer and Homemaking Education. Standards for Vocational Home Economics Education.
Griffin, Wilma Pitts; Clayton, Kermeta Kay
The Standards for Vocational Home Economics Education were developed to maintain quality and to encourage excellence in vocational home economics education programs at all educational levels among the states and territories of the United States. The Standards are designed to be used by teachers, local supervisors, teacher educators, state staffs, administrators, and others interested in and concerned with developing and/or improving vocational home economics education programs. In the Standards, special attention is given to the following areas: integration of Future Homemakers of America into the home economics program; elimination of sex bias; accessibility of vocational home economics programs to all persons; development of outreach programs; and consideration of energy, nutrition, and consumer economics. In addition, special populations (the disabled, persons from various cultures, the economically disadvantaged, and single and school-age parents) are emphasized. Standards were developed for seven major areas: philosophy, advisory council, funding, administrative/supervisory staff, instructional staff, instructional program, and curriculum. Nine sets of standards (see note) cover these topics in either consumer and homemaking education or occupational home economics on various educational levels. Each set of Standards contains an explanatory handbook and the Standards for that level. This document covers postsecondary consumer and homemaking education. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Administrator Qualifications, Advisory Committees, Conservation Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Energy Conservation, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Minority Groups, Nutrition, Occupational Home Economics, One Parent Family, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Standards, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20204 (Stock No. 065-000-00111-0).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Home Economics.