Vocational Homemaking Education: Some Problems and Proposals (Google eBook)

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919 - Home economics - 36 pages
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Page 32 - State ; that such schools or classes giving instruction to persons who have not entered upon employment shall require that at least half of the time of such instruction be given to practical work on a useful or productive basis...
Page 31 - There is but little articulation with the other phases of work of the school system. The courses offered are usually two years in length, although a few schools offer four-year courses. In many of the schools there is a classification of the girls upon the basis of previous educational experience, with exceptions to such classification carefully made for individual cases. In many of these schools half the day is devoted to instruction and practice in...
Page 19 - A, except that women can give only time after she is married and living in her own home. Can then give six afternoon hours in school and twenty-four (or more if necessary) hours to productive work in her own home, weekly, for sixteen weeks. Assume teachers with ample time for visiting and supervision of home work. CASE E t.
Page 13 - Schools take over certain functions; adults resort to clubs for sociability and other recreation; the man's workshop is removed to a distance, so that he loses contact with adolescent boys; many productive operations that once gave variety to the work of the wife and opportunities to share work with children are being removed from the home.N V. THE "TOTAL PROBLEM...
Page 21 - ... to the homemaking school, located one hour away, and the remainder to her mother's home, where productive educational work can be done. VII. SOME GENERAL PRINCIPLES In the framing and passage of the Smith-Hughes Act, granting national aid to certain forms of vocational education, home economics was included at the eleventh hour.
Page 32 - But the Federal Board here holds " practical work on a useful basis " to mean " instruction in vocational subjects designed as preparation for homemaking." Experience will undoubtedly show that this interpretation is indefensible either as good law or good pedagogy. Practical work on a useful basis is just as capable of recognition and of being provided in homemaking as in gardening, dressmaking, carpentry, elementary school-teaching, and hospital practice. 7. Home projects are recommended.
Page 20 - Assume possibilities of her attending full time for three months a vocational school of homemaking distant 100 miles from her home. Assume this school to possess all reasonable equipment and teaching force required to carry into effect such programs as it might decide to be desirable for students of the class of Case E. Problem 1.

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