TITLE

Curriculum Development Challenges in Home Economics

AUTHOR(S)
Simpson, Elizabeth J.
PUB. DATE
April 1969
SOURCE
Education Digest;Apr1969, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on curriculum development challenges related to home economics education. Home economics education today is no field for the meek. Courage and imagination are needed in developing and interpreting programs, and in demanding the funds and facilities needed to carry them out. Challenges in curriculum development in home economics exist at all levels, elementary through adult and professional, and in all aspects of the home economics program--prevocational, home and family living, occupational, pre-professional, and teacher education. Among the many social conditions which have implications for programs in home economics are the large number of women who work outside the home, the increasing number of one-parent families, the so-called sexual revolution and the call for sex education in the context of family life education. Aside from the curriculum-development challenges, there is the challenge of simply reaching more students. A great need of home economics education--and the total field of vocational education--is research in philosophical foundations, and to provide direction, rationale, and justification for decision and action.
ACCESSION #
18810774

 

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