ERIC Number: ED306406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Family Life Skills Study.
Foldesy, Eunice; Carpenter, John
A survey of secondary school administrators and teachers was conducted in Nevada to determine compliance with Senate Concurrent Resolution 48, which encourages school districts to include a course in family life skills as part of the basic curriculum for high schools. The resolution identifies six skill areas that are to be taught in the course: nutrition; consumer economics; home management; child development; family relationships; and decision making. Surveys were sent to 54 secondary schools, with responses received from 42 schools. The study found that the majority of administrators and teachers felt that family life skills were important for the students' future success and satisfaction. However, only 60 percent of the schools offered a specific family life course that covered most of the skills. In addition, most of the skill areas were taught in elective courses. Most administrators and teachers thought that home economics teachers were most qualified to teach the course in family life skills. Recommendations were made that a specific family life skills course be offered and required in each school, with curriculum including all skill areas, and economics teachers teaching the course. Follow-up surveys of students who have taken family life skills courses were also recommended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Research and Educational Planning Center.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada