ERIC Number: ED439279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Study in Home Economics Education. Teacher's Instructional Guide.
Perrin, Lynn; Mumme, Debbie
This four-section guidebook contains information and tools that will help Texas teachers implement the Independent Study in Home Economics Education course, along with examples and ideas that may be springboards for topics and strategies for student projects. The first section contains an introduction and the Texas legislation that permits the independent study course, which is intended to provide opportunities for high school seniors who have completed at least three courses in a home economics sequence to concentrate their study in an area of interest that will benefit them as they mature and fulfill multiple adult roles. The second section provides more information about independent study, with notes to teachers, students, and parents and a teacher course planning guide. The third section delineates the 10 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Student Expectations for the course, which include the following: (1) select a project; (2) collaborate with an interdisciplinary team; (3) conduct the independent study project; (4) apply the scientific method; (5) use effective resource management; (6) apply statistical concepts; (7) compile findings; (8) use communication and interpersonal skills; (9) demonstrate professional conduct; and (10) use resources, technology, and reporting formats. Twelve appendixes provide student information and guidelines, a worksheet, a project calendar, and sample meeting agendas, proposals, reference formats, organizational methods, presentation strategies, progress reports, performance reviews, and student evaluations. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Career and Technology Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills