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ERIC Number: EJ948364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Home Management House: Reflections of Alumnae
Tifft, Kathleen; Fletcher, Janice; Junk, Virginia W.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v103 n2 p17-23 2011
Historically, curriculum for home economics included experiences in home management residences. In this qualitative study, nine alumnae and one advisor who lived in a home management house between 1939 and 1959 were interviewed about how their experiences influenced the quality of their lives in the 40-60 subsequent years. Alumnae of the residence experience value what they had learned about group dynamics and strategies for group cooperation. They perceived less value for the practical skills offered, explaining that many students in their cohorts already knew the basic skills. Interviewees perceive a loss in contemporary society of the social graces they practiced in the home management house.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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