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ERIC Number: ED540285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Reorganization of Home Economics in Secondary Schools. Bulletin, 1922, No. 5
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The reorganization of home economics recommended in this report involves important and far reaching changes in both teaching and administration. The committee in home economics distinguishes two types of courses which it designates as general and intensive. To achieve the necessary results in the general courses, teachers must be broadly trained, time allotments need to be adequate, the class reasonable in size, the equipment skillfully planned, and the lessons must be applied not only at school but also by the girls in their own homes. The committee on home economics recommends that the intensive courses be offered wherever the needs warrant, but never to the exclusion of the general courses adapted to the majority of the girls. The Commission of the Reorganization of Secondary Education in its report on Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education, includes "worthy home membership and vocation" among the seven objectives of education essential in the education of every boy and girl. Home economics instruction is therefore, an integral part of secondary education. The Home economics committee invites the cooperation of all teachers in realizing the objective of home membership for both boys and girls. This report is in harmony with the other reports of the commission in recognizing the vocational virtues in general subjects and the vocational objective with the other objectives of education. The report contained in this bulletin has been approved not only by the committee on home economics of the commission, but also by the reviewing committee. Approval by the reviewing committee does not commit every member individually to every statement and every implied educational doctrine, but it does mean essential agreement as a committee with the general recommendations. (A report of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education, appointed by the National Education Association.)[Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)