ERIC Number: ED541720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Reference Count: 0
Education for the Home. Bulletin, 1914, No. 38. Whole Number 612. Part III: Colleges and Universities
Andrews, Benjamin R.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In this portion of the report, there are presented statements showing how instruction in home economics is organized in various colleges and universities, such as the University of Chicago, with its department of household administration as a division of the university, and in addition in its, school of education a department of home economics and household arts; the University of Missouri, with its department of home economics a part of its school of education, but offering work also for the degrees of A. B. and B. S. in agriculture; Elmira College, one of the early women's colleges, which now, offers a vocational degree in the household field and accepts certain courses for the A. B. degree; the University of Wisconsin, in which the department is administratively related to the college of agriculture; Simmons College, Boston, an academic-vocational college with household economics as one of its six vocational departments; Teachers College, Columbia University, which not only trains teachers of household arts, but in its technical "school of practical arts" trains household and institution managers, dietitians, and similar professional workers related to the household. The college course in home economics recommended by a committee of the agricultural colleges is also presented. Outlines of typical individual courses, as given in different colleges and universities, are next presented under the following groupings: The home-economics movement; economic and social science courses related to the household; natural science courses related to the household; courses in foods; courses in clothing, shelter, household management, and related courses. There are further presented (p. 62) data regarding college instruction in household arts received through a schedule of inquiry. The facts are assembled first by individual colleges (table 1, p. 64); they are then discussed as to the conclusions with explanatory illustrations, under such headings as the dates of introducing college instruction, degrees, courses, registration, summer courses, extension education, equipment, and other subjects. An index is included. (Contains 5 tables.) [To view the second report in this four part series, "Education for the Home. Bulletin, 1914, No. 37. Whole Number 611. Part II: The States and Education for the Home; Rural Schools; Elementary Schools; High Schools; Normal Schools; Technical Institutes; Various Agencies and Organizations" see ED541719. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Extension Education, Vocational Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Colleges, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Educational History, Home Economics Education, Occupational Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Home Economics Skills, Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Clothing Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Womens Education, College Instruction, College Curriculum, Educational Trends, Educational Equipment, Academic Degrees, Black Colleges, Course Descriptions, Organizations (Groups), Practical Arts, Summer Schools, Enrollment
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)