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Consumer-Buying Objectives in Homemaking Courses in High Schools of the Southern Region

Description: For the past few years the homemaking courses has shifted its emphasis from cooking and sewing skills to the solving of managerial problems of the individual and the family of today. Each person who is taking an active part in living is constantly purchasing and consuming goods and services and must realize that his welfare depends upon the relation between the satisfactions that he receives from the things he buys and the price that he pays for them. Since every one must purchase goods, the high school student needs to learn how to buy wisely. The executive committees of the homemaking divisions in the different states which are revising the courses of study realize that management of money from the consumer-buying view point is important and needs a place in meeting the needs and interests of the high school student of today. The problem in this study is to determine the adequacy of the objectives on consumer-buying in the homemaking courses in high schools of the Southern Region. This study is made for the purpose of determining the adequacy and extent of consumer-buying teaching objectives in homemaking education in the high schools of the Southern region. in order that way may reach a conclusion as to the adequacy of the objectives we must adopt a standard. We will consider the objectives and desired outcomes set forth by the Department of the Interior as that standard. We will reach our conclusion through a compilation of consumer-buying courses offered by the schools of these states of the Southern region and by a comparison of the objectives and outcomes of the state courses with those of the United States Vocational Education consumer-buying courses.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Wilson, Charles Aldredge, Mrs.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Significance of Male Participation in Home Economics Programs in Public Schools

Description: This investigation is to determine the extent of male participation in home economics courses in public schools. Related questionnaires were completed by participants and results tabulated. It was determined that the student's own interest, and their perception of how homemaking will help later are influencing factors for enrollment in homemaking classes. Food preparation, getting along with others, grooming, clothing selection and construction and using new equipment properly are areas of interest to male students. The belief that homemaking is for girls, and the lack of interest in the content and activities of homemaking classes account for the low male participation. Community understanding, friendly attitudes of counselors, a well equipped department, and practical homemaking courses could attract more male participation.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Yovonie-Tijani, Rosaline S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Influence of High - School Home Economics and Science Courses Upon the Grades Earned by Home Economics Majors in College

Description: This study compared two groups of college home economics and science students in order to establish whether or not previous experience influences ability. One group received high school education in the two areas and the other did not.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Jordan, Gladys Green
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Status of Home Visitations as a Part of Vocational Homemaking Education in Texas as Perceived by Useful Homemaking Teachers

Description: The problem of this research study was to identify the status of home visitations as a part of Vocational Homemaking Education in Texas as perceived by useful homemaking teachers. The study had a twofold purpose. The first was to develop and validate a survey instrument which would address specific concerns related to home visitations and which may be used as a model for future research studies in Vocational Education. The second was to survey a random sample of useful homemaking teachers in Texas to identify the perceived status of home visitations. Findings indicated that useful homemaking teachers believe home visitations should continue to be a part of homemaking programs, although they are not satisfied with the current status of home visits. The teachers did not perceive home visits as they now exist to be important to the total homemaking program and believed the program would be effective without home visits. Nevertheless, a majority of the homemaking teachers indicated that they would make home visits even if no conference period were provided for the purpose of visits and that they currently make home visits at times other than the designated visitation period. Approximately 40 per cent of the teachers reported they expected to visit only 25 per cent or less of their students by the end of the school year. Scheduling home visits was identified as the major difficulty by a very high percentage of the homemaking teachers.
Date: August 1979
Creator: Mitchell, Brenda Shepherd
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Relationships Between the Differential Aptitude Test and Achievement Scores of Home Economics Education Majors

Description: It is the purpose of this study to contribute to the information essential to sound guidance by determining whether the aptitudes of college students in Home Economics, as measured by the Differential Aptitude Test, are reflected in the actual achievement grades of these students.
Date: June 1955
Creator: Fuqua, Anna Lou
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A study of certain aspects of the development of the home economics program of the Teachers College High School of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: The purpose of this study is to present the development of the home economics program of the Teachers College High School from its beginning to the present time of the thesis. It aims to show the type and number of of courses offered, the number of and classification of students enrolled, and what provision was made for the supervision of instruction in these classes. The main body of the thesis is composed of five chapters, which may be outlined in the following manner. Chapter II is a historical sketch of the Teachers College High School. It tells the story of the founding of the parent institution, its development into a teacher's college, and the establishment of a demonstration school as a teacher-training laboratory for college students. Chapter III of the study traces the course offerings in the high school from 1909 to 1939. In this connection, the nature and number of the courses offered are discussed and attention is given to the development of various new phases of the work. Table I shows the development. Chapter IV deals with some aspects of the enrollment of the high school students in the home economics courses. Chapter V of the thesis deals with the supervision of home economics instruction in the high school. Two tables outline the teaching lode of the supervisors. Chapter VI presents a summary of the findings and the conclusions of the study. Since no previous study of the development of the home economics program in the Teachers College High School has been made, this survey should be valuable to those interested in the growth of home economics in this institution.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Smith, Nora Olive
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Comparative Study of Certain Phases of the Home Economics and Industrial Education Graduates with the Regular Men and Women Graduates of North Texas State Teachers College for the Years of 1919,1923, 1927, and 1931

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the status of Industrial Education graduates and Home Economics graduates as compared with the status of all men and women graduates of North Texas State Teachers College, with reference to background before entering college, high school status, college status, college entrance and graduation ages, number and percentage of transfers, grades, major fields, amount of transiency and tenure.
Date: August 1936
Creator: Ray, Elizabeth Gibson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Safety for the Household

Description: Introduction: The purpose of this circular is (a) to emphasize the seriousness of certain risks to life and property frequently occurring in or about the home, (b) to give simple methods of care and caution against such hazards, and (c) to stimulate interest in public measures directed toward safety for household and community.
Date: January 12, 1948
Creator: Owen, S. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Career aspirations of high school home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas

Description: 181 adolescent home economics students in Palo Pinto County, Texas, were surveyed. The questions examined the following: grades and self concept of academic ability, self concept of academic ability and occupational aspirations, school size and occupational aspirations, sex and occupational aspirations, race and occupational aspirations, parents' occupational aspirations, parents' educational levels and occupational aspirations. The data suggested that career aspirations are positively related to self concept of ability, school grades, school size, race, parents' education, and fathers' occupations. Students' sex and their mothers' occupations were not shown to be related to career aspirations.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Singleton, Dawn A.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

Description: Films have been used with varying degrees of success to influence the attitudes of pupils of different ages and interests. Little has been done, however, to measure the attitudes of girls in high school homemaking classes. It is the purpose of this study to use films as an integral part of a group relationships unit and to determine what attitude changes, if any, are directly attributable to film content.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Brown, Mary Angeline
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Evaluation of Student Growth When the Goal-Seeking Method is Employed in Teaching a Foods Unit

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the extent of certain aspects of growth in foods units in homemaking classes through several evaluative methods, such as: pre-tests and tests, anecdotal records, self-evaluations of students, and student and teacher planned devices.
Date: 1948
Creator: Lindley, Edith Ross
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Analysis of the Background Data of Fifty Students Who Failed in the College of Home Economics, Syracuse University

Description: The problem of academic failure has been of real concern to the administration and faculty at Syracuse University. The study at hand is concerned specifically with the problem in the College of Home Economics. Through a study of the data known about students at the time of entrance into the College, it was thought that a better basis for selection night be recommended for the admission of students to the College. Such questions as the following arise in the mind of the research worker: 1. Do the group psychological tests given at the University at the time of entrance give us one basis by which we may predict probable academic success or failure? 2. Are the known high school quartiles dependable bases for selection of successful students? 3. Are there factors in the family backgrounds of these students that.may be significant in their selection? 4. Does an objective personality test have validity as a predictive factor in the success of a student? 5. Do we have any anecdotal records that reveal significant differences in personal adjustment between successful and failed students? 6. Are we able to predict the probable success of failed students upon readmission? 7. Do we have any combination of factors that may be significant in predicting the probable success of a student?
Date: August 1951
Creator: Grimes, Mary Xantha
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Relationships Between Attitudes Toward Children, Knowledge of Child Development Content, and Designated Variables

Description: The teaching of understandings and techniques concerning the care of children is certainly an important part of the homemaking teacher's job, but research by Bettelheim has pointed out that the underlying attitudes of parents often influence how well they put their knowledge into practice.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Pritchett, Karen Rohne
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Dr. Florence Scoular]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Florence Scoular, professor of home economics. She is photographed sitting in a leather armchair, wearing a dress and holding her glasses in her hands.
Date: September 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Good proportions in the diet.

Description: Provides advice for planning meals and buying the appropriate amount of food for a family that does active, but not hard muscular work.
Date: 1923
Creator: Hunt, Caroline Louisa, 1865-1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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