ERIC Number: ED206825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
What People Will Need to Know in the 80s and Beyond to Be Intelligent Consumers and Effective Homemakers (Content for Consumer and Homemaking Education).
Simpson, Elizabeth J.
This report examines matters about which people will need to be knowledgeable in the 1980s to be intelligent consumers and effective homemakers. Its assumptions are based on an examination of work in the field of home economics and related areas of future issues relative to families, publications dealing with social trends and technological developments, and selected recent studies related to the substantive areas of home economics. It contains discussions of the following seven substantive areas of consumer and homemaking education: family life, child care and development, consumer education, home management, nutrition and food, textiles and clothing, and housing and home furnishings. Covered in each of these discussions are newer knowledge in the field (research and theory); relevant social changes, including changes in family life; related technological developments; and predictions for the future related to given course content areas. A section on the social and educational context of consumer and homemaking education includes considerations in areas not covered elsewhere in the paper and attempts to bring together relevant information concerned with social conditions, projections, needs, and the educational program setting. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Development, Child Rearing, Clothing Instruction, Consumer Education, Course Content, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Family Life, Family Life Education, Foods Instruction, Futures (of Society), Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Home Furnishings, Home Management, Homemakers, Homemaking Skills, Housing, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Nutrition Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, State of the Art Reviews, Technological Advancement, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences.