ERIC Number: ED347001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Reorientation in Rural Development: Implications for Home Economics. Report of the International Seminar (Nairobi, Kenya, February 19-23, 1990).
Van der Vynckt, Susan, Ed.; Sachs-Israel, Margarete, Ed.
This document contains papers presented at a seminar that examined the Home Economics curriculum at Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) in the context of Kenya's new educational system. The seminar studied themes of nutrition and health, child development and care, and rural development. Working groups prepared reports on each of these themes. Papers on nutrition examined food production in sub-Saharan Africa; food utilization; food preservation; and a learner-centered approach to nutrition and health education. Papers on child care reviewed the topic of child development; discussed the development of child care resources; and offered an overview of preschool education in Kenya. Papers on rural development addressed topics of: (1) population growth; (2) local involvement in community development; (3) the contribution of new technologies to the satisfaction of family and community needs; (4) income-generating activities; (5) family resource management; and (6) ways in which home economics education can improve people's lives. References are provided with individual papers. Appended materials include lists of participants in the seminar and the three working groups; the reports of the working groups; information on Kenya's educational system; information on the curriculum and proposed bachelor's degree program of the Home Economics Department of Kenyatta University; and a proposal for the establishment of a faculty of Home Economics at Kenyatta University. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Education for the Quality of Life.
Identifiers - Location: Kenya