ERIC Number: ED385698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Potentials and Possibilities. Home Economics High School Competency Based Curriculum Guide.
Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Life Skills Center.
This competency-based curriculum guide contains activities designed to stimulate critical thinking and develop challenge-resolving skills while strengthening the fundamental precepts of home economics education. The home economics content area has been divided into duties and tasks. In each task, a challenge activity forms the basis for achieving competence through problem solving. Introductory materials include the following: a definition of critical thinking; conceptual framework; description of the challenge model; classroom strategies; list of Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies; duty statement/task list; two evaluation instruments recommended for use with the curriculum; sample resource data sheet; and glossary. The curriculum consists of nine duties: enhancing personal identity; managing resources; maintaining employment; strengthening families and other relationships; parenting and meeting needs of children; maintaining individual and family health through nutrition; managing food selection and preparation to meet nutritional needs; clothing self and family; and sheltering self and family. Each duty contains 3-12 tasks. Each task follows this format: performance objective; performance steps; enabling objectives; activities; and criterion-referenced measures--evaluation. Appendixes to each duty include a section that identifies specific High School Proficiency Test skills used in the learning activities. A resource list and publishers' list are also provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Critical Thinking, Family Life Education, High Schools, Home Economics, Home Management, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Money Management, Nutrition Instruction, Parenting Skills, Problem Solving, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Adult and Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Life Skills Center.