ERIC Number: ED541718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1914
Reference Count: N/A
Education for the Home. Bulletin, 1914, No. 36. Whole Number 610. Part I: Introductory Survey Equipment for Household Arts
Andrews, Benjamin R.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In America, the home is the most important of all institutions. In the home, children receive the most important part of their education. It is there that physical, mental, and moral health is established. The experiences of home constitute the raw material of education. The character and the teaching, conscious or unconscious, of the home determine in a large measure children's attitude toward all other institutions and toward all the relationships of life. From the home, parents and older children go forth, and to the home they bring the products or the earnings of their labor, to be expended, wisely and prudently or unwisely and imprudently, for food, clothing, shelter, and the other necessities and luxuries of life. Therefore, of all the arts, those pertaining to home making are the most important and of all the sciences those which find their application in the home, most significant. If the schools are to assist in educating us about the life we live and the work we do, they must provide liberally for instruction in these arts and sciences. Within the last two or three decades, educators and people generally have become conscious of this fact as never before, and gradually the schools are being readjusted to meet the new demands. Probably they have never undertaken a more important or difficult task, and there is constant need for information in regard to methods adopted and results obtained. More than two years ago, Benjamin. R. Andrews, assistant professor of household economics in the Teachers College of Columbia University, was asked to prepare for this bureau a statement, as full and accurate as possible, of the present status of education for the home in American schools and colleges. The manuscript is published in four parts as bulletins of the Bureau of Education, with the general title of "Education for the Home", Part I-- Introductory, Equipment for Household Arts; Part II-- The States and Education for the Home, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Normal Schools, Technical Institutions, Various Organizations and Agencies; Part III-- Household Arts in Colleges and Universities; and Part IV-- Lists of Schools, References. (Contains 3 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Home Economics Education, Home Economics Skills, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Equipment, Kindergarten, Home Economics Teachers, Public Schools, College Instruction, Curriculum, Teacher Education, Educational Objectives, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Clothing Instruction, Occupational Home Economics, Health Education, Child Welfare, Vocabulary, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Rural Education, Vocational Education, Extension Education, Continuing Education, Womens Education, Females, Males, Gardening, Organizations (Groups), Federal Government, Role of Education, Educational Trends, Practical Arts
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Smith Lever Act