ERIC Number: ED346920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Consumer & Home Economics In-Service/Curriculum Development.
McGillicuddy (Shirley) & Associates, Sierra Madre, CA.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
Mt. San Antonio Community College District's Consumer/Home Economics In-Service/Curriculum Development Project was designed to provide activities to meet staff development and program improvement needs. The choice of activities was based on evaluation data from previous home economics projects, and priorities identified by the Consumer/Home Economics State Advisory Committee. These activities included: (1) a statewide conference, "Kaleidoscopic Views," attended by professionals from community and four-year colleges and the public and private sectors, was held which recognized innovative programs and provided subject area sessions; (2) three issues of a newsletter entitled "Compendium" were produced and distributed statewide; (3) a program plan revision was conducted, including a review of minimum qualification guidelines for home economics and related subject instructors and an evaluation of interdisciplinary course and program content; (4) two training workshops were held on InfoNet, a statewide communication network, and data were collected on InfoNet usage as part of an effort to determine obstacles to increased enrollments; and (5) four meetings of the Home Economics Professional Development Committee (HEPDC) were convened to provide formative evaluation and recommend modifications and revisions of ongoing activities. Appendixes include lists of HEPDC members and conference participants; a conference evaluation summary; descriptions of 10 innovative programs; an InfoNet flyer; program plan revision materials; a conference program; and summaries of conference presentations, including subject area sessions. (JSP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Home Economics Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Occupational Home Economics, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: McGillicuddy (Shirley) & Associates, Sierra Madre, CA.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
Note: Project supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act (Title II, Part B), PL 98-524.