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ERIC Number: ED541761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Cooking in the Vocational School as Training for Home Making. Bulletin, 1915, No. 1. Whole Number 625
O'Leary, Iris Prouty
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This bulletin deals with the teaching of cooking for home-making purposes in the day and evening classes of the vocational school. Throughout the bulletin "vocational school" will be used as a term which includes both industrial schools and household-arts schools. Vocational schools include all agricultural, industrial, commercial, and household-arts schools the controlling purpose of which is to fit for useful occupations, and which deal with pupils above 14 years of age and below college grade. This discussion recognizes that vocational schools for girls are of two types: (1) The industrial school, designed to meet the needs of the manual wageworker in the trades and industries and in the household; and (2) The household arts school, which fits for nonwage-earning occupations connected with the household. In certain communities there are found schools attempting to give both kinds of instruction under one roof and within one organization. While the industrial school is mainly concerned with training girls to become wage earners in industry, it also gives its pupils more or less instruction in cooking for home making. In the school of household arts, cooking is a most important factor in the training for home making. It is the purpose of this bulletin to discuss the conditions which underlie the necessity for instruction in cooking, to define the aim of such instruction, and to offer suggestions that may be of service toward the final solution of the problem. Contents include: (1) Home making as a vocation for girls; (2) Regular school methods and "trade" training in cooking; (3) Markets for the product; (4) Part-time classes for housekeepers; (5) Taking instruction to the pupil; and (6) The kitchen and its equipment. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 4 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)