Home Economics Programs Within Higher Education: A Typology

Author/s: Sara Holtzman, MA
Availability: Open Access
Type: Thesis
Year: 2014
Category: Technology

Abstract: Home economics programs through the 1920s served varied purposes within higher education. This typology addresses three types of home economics programs - teaching, extension, and academia- through the lens of characteristics, curricula, and examples. Reviewing historical events that lead into the differentiation of home economics programs throughout the United States offers unique insights into the reasons for the development of each type. This typology offers a different point of view in considering what home economics programs entailed, and defines the field as an intentional and academic program of study for the women of higher education.


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