ERIC Number: ED256933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Curriculum Model for Home Economics Teacher Education Programs in Texas. Final Report.
Bell, Camille G.; Glosson, Linda R.
A project was conducted to identify the occupational curriculum elements needed by vocational home economics education teachers in Texas and to develop a plan for implementing these elements into teacher education programs in the State. To determine exactly which skills need to be taught to individuals preparing to teach vocational home economics in Texas, researchers conducted a three-round survey that ultimately resulted in 158 usable questionnaires completed by: (1) faculty from the 20 institutions offering vocational home economics education teacher certification in Texas; (2) teachers currently employed to teach occupational home economics; (3) Texas Education Agency vocational home economics education staff; and (4) business and industry representatives from occupational areas served by vocational home economics education. A total of 43 competencies and 408 subcompetencies were identified as being needed by individuals preparing to use one of the four methods currently in existence to deliver vocational home economics instruction to various student populations in Texas. Four curriculum models for vocational home economics education were developed and a set of five curriculum implementation guidelines was drafted. (Appendixes to this report include the survey instruments and related correspondence used during the three rounds of the study as well as during the subsequent site visits.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Competence, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Higher Education, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Home Economics Teachers, Models, Needs Assessment, Occupational Home Economics, Program Content, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Identifiers - Location: Texas