ERIC Number: ED430586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Consumer and Homemaking Education Instruction for Homeless Families: A Teacher's Guide.
Tsang, Chui L.; Svabek, William H.; Abma, Deanna; Scanlan, Sonia S.
This guide contains lesson plans for teaching consumer and homemaking skills to homeless families to support their transition to more secure and traditional lifestyles. Prioritized and developed based on the needs assessment of homeless families at the Salvation Army Gateway Transitional Housing in San Francisco, the 20 lessons in the guide cover topics such as finding a job, managing stress, maintaining health, parenting, and budgeting. All lessons are planned for 2 to 2.5 hours of class time. Most of the lessons can be taught separately and in any sequence, depending on the interests and needs of the participants. Each lesson includes: (1) objectives; (2) instructional materials (activity worksheets, booklets, video tapes); (3) suggested time and sequence for presenting the lesson; (4) subject matter for background information and discussion; and (5) answers to activities and/or discussions. A variety of teaching strategies are discussed, including information sharing, group discussion, activity, and audio-visual support. The guide was developed with a conscious effort to use the pronouns "we", "us", and "our" in the place of "you" and "your" to lay a common ground with participants and sound less authoritarian, and suggests doing likewise in the classroom setting. (AS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.