ERIC Number: ED541952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1926
Reference Count: 0
Progress in Home Economics Education. Bulletin, 1926, No. 4
Whitcomb, Emeline S.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Home economics education during the past biennium has made notable progress in a number of directions. These directions include, among others, a clarification of the contributions of home economics to general education, to health education, to child care and welfare, and a reorganization of the curriculum, based on scientific evidence. This latter problem, together with a scientific selection of home economic objectives to be achieved, has been for some time paramount in the minds of many home economics leaders. These interests have called for an almost complete restatement of objectives and goals and a revision of subject matter. This has occupied leaders of home economics in a number of States and in many cities. Notable among the latter is Denver, Colorado, where the revision of the home economics curriculum was influenced by Briggs's philosophy of education, namely, "To teach pupils to do better the desirable activities that they will perform anyway; to reveal higher types of activities and to make them both desired and, to an extent, possible," and, secondly, that "the curriculum is a series of experiences so selected, guided, and coordinated that what is learned in one experience contributes to the elevation and enrichment of any succeeding series of experiences." With this outlook upon education, Denver observed in its curriculum-making procedure the three following steps, namely, the selection of present home activities of the schoolgirl; an enrichment of these experiences through subject-matter content, and the elevation and direction of the girl's present home activities and experiences to higher levels, thereby safeguarding her preparation for home activities occurring in her life at some future time. This bulletin contains: (1) Contribution of home economics to general education; (2) Relation of home economics to health; (3) Provides training in child care and welfare; (4) Notable improvement in home economics equipment; (5) Grades receiving food and clothing instruction; (6) Educational tests in home economics; (7) Home economics in business; (8) Home economics research; (9) American home economics in foreign fields; (10) The American home economics association; and (11) Some contributions made by the Bureau of Education to the progress of home economics education. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Home Economics Education, Occupational Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Home Economics Skills, General Education, Health Promotion, Health Education, Child Welfare, Child Care, Nursery Schools, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Clothing Instruction, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Public Schools, College Instruction, Curriculum, Teacher Education, Practicums, Course Descriptions, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Educational Equipment, Educational Testing, Educational Research, Business, National Organizations, Federal Programs, International Education, Womens Education, Females, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, International Educational Exchange
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)