Evaluation of secondary homemaking education in Bend, Oregon Public Deposited

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  • Concern over the low enrollment in homemaking classes prompted this study of the homemaking program in secondary schools in Bend, Oregon. Two questionnaires were constructed to obtain the opinions and beliefs of ninth, tenth, and eleventh-grade girls in Bend, Oregon, and their parents about the following: 1. What factors influence girls to enroll or not enroll in homemaking classes. 2. What factors parents consider in encouraging their daughters to enroll or not enroll in homemaking. 3. What girls and their parents believe should be taught in homemaking classes. 4. What types of homemaking classes and scheduling of those classes should be offered. The questionnaires were administered to the girls in Grade 9, 10, and 11 during a glass period. All girls who were present that day completed a questionnaire then took a parent questionnaire home for their parents to fill out. After the questionnaires were constructed they were pretested to determine if they would obtain the desired information. The data from the questionnaires were tabulated and organized into tables so that it could be analyzed and evaluated to try to determine ways to improve the program of homemaking education at the secondary level. The analysis of the data was organized into three sections. One deals with the girls' evaluations of homemaking education in Bend, Oregon; another deals with the parents' evaluations and the third draws together the similar and contrasting opinions and beliefs of the girls and their parents. In view of the beliefs and attitudes of the girls and their parents as shown in the study the following suggestions were made as possible next steps toward an improved homemaking education program in the Bend secondary schools. 1. Include different types of scheduling and different types of classes in the curriculum. 2. Reevaluate what is now being taught and try to place more emphasis on the areas of home management and relationships. 3. Carry out a better public relations program to inform the administration, other faculty, the community and the students in the school of the goals of the homemaking program. In light of the findings of the study, trends in education, and trends in high school education in Bend, Oregon, the writer proposes a new class to be offered on an experimental basis during the fall semester of 1962. The class would be scheduled to meet two or three times a week and would be a selected group or eleventh and twelfth-grade girls who were not planning to take any other homemaking. The center of emphasis of this class for young women would be upon development of attitudes, goals, and values to meet the problems of the changing times and upon the preparation for being a homemaker as well as a person employed outside the home.
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