|Abstract or Summary
- This study was to develop a home economics curriculum at
second cycle (senior high school) level for Phutho Polytechnic School.
In order to do this, it was necessary to answer the following
1. What are the purposes of education today?
2. What is teaching?
3. What is learning?
4. How can teachers understand students?
5. How can teachers get to know students?
6. How can teachers use knowledge about students to teach
7. What are the needs for curriculum change?
8. What are the problem areas needing change in Vietnam?
9. What is the design needed for the home economics curriculum
The above questions, basic to curriculum development were
answered through a review of literature to determine the three-year
home economics curriculum for the second cycle in Phutho Polytechnic
School. This curriculum included six areas of home economics
2. Management (Includes personal and family health).
3. Textiles, Clothing and Related Arts.
4. Foods and Nutrition.
5. Housing, Home Furnishings and Household Equipment.
6. Child Development.
As times change, an adequate education is necessary for the
improvement of home and family living, and for the girls to solve
their everyday problems. To achieve this, the following objectives
were set in planning the home economics curriculum. These objectives
are based on the philosophy and belief that young people in
Vietnam need help in developing.
1. Recognition of opportunities for personal development
through learning activities dealing with the home, the
school and the community.
Z. Understanding of the responsibility which makes for more
satisfying family life.
3. Desire to participate in activities in the home, school, and community.
4. Judgment in making decisions or choices in personal and
5. Abilities to share in activities of home economics.
6. Appreciation of the beauty to be found in everyday life.
Conclusions were made by a list of recommendations for home
economics program in Vietnam.
1. Home economics program should be provided for areas
in the second cycle in both academic and polytechnic
schools at the present time to strengthen home and family
living. When facilities and personnel can be provided,boys
in these schools should be included in the home economics
program in order that boys and men can be formally educated
to assume their share in their multiple,tasks of sons,
or fatbers and husbands as well as homemakers.
2. Home economics should focus on occupational education for
the working people, both for occupations in home
economics and for helping other working people assume
3. Home economics should include nursery school for early
4. Last, home economics should provide a well-rounded program.