ERIC Number: ED371196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Concerns of Limited Income Families: An Adult Home Economics Curriculum.
Williams, Sally K.; Bertelson, Laura Winslow
Based on focus group research in five locations in Iowa, this curriculum guide was developed to help meet the educational needs of families facing economic problems as a result of job or farm loss. The curriculum guide, which is organized in three modules that cover self-esteem, parenting, and resource management, uses a practical problem-solving approach. Each module centers around a perennial problem and its related practical problems. Concerns expressed by the focus group participants are grouped with each practical problem. The first page of the various sections in each module includes an outline of the perennial problem and the related practical problems and concern areas. This page is followed by a one-page summary of the general purpose of the section and an abbreviated overview of the learning processes and outcomes used in the section. The beginning of each practical problem section contains a statement of the practical problem and a brief synopsis of the learning activities suggested for each concern area. The concerns related to each practical problem are accompanied by statements of basic content and suggested learning activities. Modules include handouts or transparency masters and reference lists. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa