ERIC Number: ED261181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Voluntary Simplicity: A Lifestyle Option.
Pestle, Ruth E.
This guide provides practical ideas for incorporating the concept of voluntary simplicity into home economics classes. Discussed in the first chapter are the need to study voluntary simplicity, its potential contributions to home economics, and techniques and a questionnaire for measuring student attitudes toward the concept. The remaining chapters contain suggested classroom techniques and learning activities for use in incorporating the concept of voluntary simplicity into the following topics typically addressed in home economics courses: housing (energy use in the home, orientation of a home to the sun, and natural ways to warm and cool a home); foods and nutrition (energy use in cooking and food production, consideration of complementary proteins in food selection, and energy efficiency in the kitchen); clothing and textiles (dressing to keep warm or cool, extending the life of clothing, managing energy in clothing care and through window treatments, and selecting accessories for the home); and interpersonal relations (exploring life-styles, contributing to one's community, and helping and cooperating with others). Concluding the guide are lists of resource films and filmstrips, magazines and guides, vegetarian cookbooks, and organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Clothing Instruction, Conservation Education, Cooking Instruction, Daily Living Skills, Energy Conservation, Food, Guidelines, Home Economics, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Housing, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Life Style, Nutrition, Practical Arts, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction, Values Clarification, Vocational Education
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Publication No. A261-08460).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.