ERIC Number: ED285987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Review of Computer Software for Home Economics.
Morrison-Thurston, Peggy, Comp.; And Others
This selective review of educational software provides evaluations of over 80 programs in the home economics subject area. The evaluation form highlights the concerns of sex equity (inviting to all students), content (accurate), presentation (logical, includes graphics and sound), interaction (user friendly), and use (recordkeeping, etc.). A rating scale of 1-4 is used, with 4 being the highest score attainable. This information is presented for each software program: name, date, producer, order number, cost, subject area, topic, age/grade range, system requirements, backup policy, update policy, type of program, grouping, student entry competency, program objectives (also whether the objectives are clear, sound, and achieved), overall rating, ratings in specific areas (content, presentation, input, use), rating in equity (plus strengths and weaknesses), and overall comments. The evaluations are divided into these six subject matter areas: human relations/family living, child development, personal and family finance (consumer), foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, and housing and home furnishings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Development, Clothing, Clothing Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Consumer Education, Courseware, Family Life, Family Life Education, Food, Foods Instruction, Home Economics, Home Furnishings, Housing, Human Relations, Money Management, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County School Board, Clearwater, FL.
Note: Sex Equity Project #825.