The home visit as a means of a more effective homemaking program

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Mary Edith Councilman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Josephine Kremer

Abstract: It is the accepted policy in North Carolina, as well as in many other states, that vocational homemaking teachers visit their pupils. The investigator followed the policy, but felt that she was not making full use of the knowledge and information secured from the visits. She wanted to find what others had accomplished through home visits, however, there was little printed material on the subject. Deisoher made a study in 1940 on "Practices of Iowa Vocational Home Economics Teachers in Relation to Home Visits", and found that the reasons most often checked for making hone visits were: 1. "Secure evidence of problems of personal relations within the family group. 2. "To sense the general attitude of family members to each other. 3. "To discover evidences of economic conditions of family. 4. "To explain to parents what students were doing in class. 5. "To explain to parents their goals for home economics. 6. "To discover home living problems of students in order to aid in planning school experiences. 7. "To discern what some of the student's personal problems wore. 8. "To notice whether student had made any applications of school experiences to home situations."1

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Language: English
Date: 1951
Home economics $x Study and teaching
Home-based family services

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