ERIC Number: ED307465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Homemaking Handbook for Village Workers in Many Countries. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Reprint No. R-39.
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This handbook, designed as a guide for the village level worker, can also serve as a teaching aid and text for teachers of village workers. It is intended for use by personnel in home economics extension, community development, home economics classroom teaching, health education, and other programs involving home and family life. Section I contains information on preparing for the development and implementation of a home economics program in a country that is developing programs to improve the homes, health, and family life of rural people. Focuses include village visits, gaining support at all levels, and working with other agencies and organizations. Section II provides the substantive material that will be taught. Topics include food and nutrition; growing food; food storage and preservation; child care; health; housing and home improvement; housekeeping and home management; and clothing. Section III provides materials on planning and developing a village program. It covers the importance of local leader involvement and describes teaching methods, including individual teaching methods (home and farm visits, office calls, letters); group teaching methods (method demonstrations, tours, meetings, women's clubs, drama, songs); mass teaching methods (leaflets, circulars, newspapers, radio, television, fairs); campaigns; and community centers. Types of teaching aids are briefly discussed. An appendix includes conversion tables and a bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Rearing, Clothing, Developing Nations, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Food, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Home Economics, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Instructional Materials, Parenting Skills, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.