ERIC Number: ED276880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Knowing the Elderly in Your Community through Home Economics.
This guide is intended to assist teachers in integrating the study of aging into home economics programs. The first sections contain information on what aging means to different people and the various physical, psychological, and societal changes associated with aging. Discussed next are ways of integrating the study of aging into the following areas of home economics: general home economics, housing, family relationships, foods and nutrition, consumer education, and textiles and clothing. Each of these sections includes ideas for conducting class research projects, using resource people, taking a field trip, organizing classroom and community service activities for students, and planning independent study projects. Each section includes a list of recommended resources. The final three sections include suggestions for further reading, a list of films about aging, and the addresses of agencies concerned with aging. (MN)
Descriptors: Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Behavioral Objectives, Clothing Instruction, Community Programs, Consumer Education, Family Life Education, Foods Instruction, Fused Curriculum, Home Economics, Home Management, Housing, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Resources, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction, Vocational Education
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.