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Barriers To Change Encountered By Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In A Curriculum Reform Effort, Susan Mutio Odhiambo Jan 1997

Barriers To Change Encountered By Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In A Curriculum Reform Effort, Susan Mutio Odhiambo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The successful implementation of a curriculum reform effort is not without considerable barriers. To be effective, change efforts need more than the development of materials and procedures. They require attention to and involvement of the people who administer these changes. Knowledge of the barriers they may face in their efforts to implement change facilitates the adoption of those changes. The research question guiding this study was: What are the perceived barriers to change encountered by family and consumer sciences teachers involved in a curriculum reform effort? In order to obtain in-depth personal accounts of change experiences and barriers encountered, fifty-three ...


Leadership Development Curriculum For Family And Consumer Sciences Undergraduates , Swarna Mariana Viegas Jan 1997

Leadership Development Curriculum For Family And Consumer Sciences Undergraduates , Swarna Mariana Viegas

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to design a leadership curriculum for family and consumer sciences female undergraduate students to be implemented as a course or infused into existing courses, and to conduct a formative evaluation of the curriculum. Curriculum content was based on recommendations of theorists of "transformational leadership" Bennis and Nanus (1985), Kouzes & Posner(1987), and Tichy and Devanna, (1986); leadership experts, and students. A draft curriculum was developed and pilot tested with seven undergraduate and two graduate students. The curriculum was revised and again pilot tested using a pretest-posttest, experimental-standard treatment design. Fifty-nine female students enrolled in a required one-credit, 15 contact-hour senior seminar ...


Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu Jan 1995

Teaching Home Economics Through Literature In Taiwan: Perspectives Of Home Economics Teachers , Meei-Ruey Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was undertaken to obtain information about teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature. The four objectives of this study were to (a) develop a conceptual framework for using literature to teach home economics; (b) develop an instrument based on the conceptual framework; (c) identify Taiwanese junior high school home economics teachers' perspectives toward teaching home economics through literature; and (d) describe information about literature provided by teachers;The conceptual framework proposed in this study was developed to assist students to interact rationally and morally with their environment via the integration of concepts presented in home economics and ...


Integration Of Language Arts Skill Development Into Secondary School Family And Consumer Sciences Curriculum: A Causal Model For Predicting Teacher Practices , Grace Nanjala Wasike Jan 1995

Integration Of Language Arts Skill Development Into Secondary School Family And Consumer Sciences Curriculum: A Causal Model For Predicting Teacher Practices , Grace Nanjala Wasike

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to: (1) provide baseline information about the practices and attitudes of family and consumer sciences secondary school teachers regarding the integration of language arts skill development into family and consumer sciences curriculum, (2) identify variables that influence family and consumer sciences secondary school teachers' practices of integrating language arts skill development into their teaching, and (3) describe relationships among these variables. The innovation theory formed the conceptual framework for the study;A sample of 192 teachers was randomly drawn from a population of 520 secondary school family and consumer sciences teachers. Data were obtained ...


Junior High School Student Needs Related To Home Economics In Taipei, Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jeou-Shyan Horng Jan 1992

Junior High School Student Needs Related To Home Economics In Taipei, Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jeou-Shyan Horng

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of the study were to: (1) identify junior high school students' perceptions of the importance of home economics competencies and their perceived levels of performing these competencies, (2) identify home economics needs of junior high school students in Taipei as perceived by students, home economics teachers, and experts, and (3) use the findings to make recommendations to the administrators, policy-makers, and teachers for redefining the junior high home economics curriculum in Taiwan, R.O.C;Home economics needs were assessed by questionnaires with sixty-two statements which reflected competencies expected for each subject matter area. Students, home economics teachers ...