ERIC Number: ED540576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Reference Count: N/A
Land-Grant College Education, 1910-1920. Part V: Home Economics. Bulletin, 1925, No. 29
John, Walton C. Ed.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
At the beginning of the decennium 1910-1920 specialized courses in home economics were maintained in the land-grant institutions in the New England states, except Massachusetts, and Connecticut; in New York, at Cornell University; in Pennsylvania at Pennsylvania State College, and all of the states north of the Ohio River and west of the Allegheny Mountains, except only the state of California. Home Economics was also supported at the state universities of Kentucky and Tennessee. Women were not admitted at least, no special provisions for their education had been made in the land- grant institutions of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Up to the beginnings of this period, the home economics education provided in the land grant institutions was theoretically directed toward preparation of women for their home activities. The training designed to prepare for teaching home economics was incidental to the major objective, training for home administration. There were at this time large numbers of land grand college graduates entering the teaching profession. There had been a general awakening to the need of home economics instruction in public schools, and there were few other institutions of higher learning in which preparation for this profession could be secured. Land grant college graduates filled many teaching positions. A small number of normal schools had entered the field, but the burden of supplying teachers in home economics still rested upon the land grant colleges though few of these supplemented the technical and scientific departments with strong departments of education. The following chapters are provided in the table of contents. (1) Survey of Home Economics Education in Land Grant Colleges, (Henrietta W. Calvin), (2) Development of the Home-Economics Field (Isabel Bevier); (3) Child Welfare (Abby l. Marlatt); (4) Nursing and Pre-Nursing (Agnes Fay Morgan); (5) Foods and Nutrition (Flora Rose); (6) Housing and Design (Helen B. Young); (7) Textiles and Clothing (Iva L. Brandt); (8) Household Administration (Alma Grace Johnson); (9) Institution Management (Louise Stanley); (10) Training of Teachers in Home Economics; (11) Province of Home Economics Research in Land Grant Colleges (Minna C. Denton); (12) Home Economics Extension (Martha Van Rensselaer); and (13) Short Courses in Home Economics (Julia L. Hurd). (Contains 6 tables and an index.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Females, College Graduates, Child Welfare, Land Grant Universities, Home Economics Education, Home Economics, State Universities, Educational Objectives, Intellectual Disciplines, Nursing Education, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Housing, Clothing Instruction, Administration, Minicourses, Research, Teacher Education, College Curriculum, Vocational Education, Extension Education, Rural Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Black Colleges, African American Education, Enrollment, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Facilities, National Surveys, Educational Environment, Home Economics Teachers, Home Economics Skills, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Institutional Administration
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Smith Hughes Act; Smith Lever Act