Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


Education has undergone many radical changes in the past few years, outstanding among which is the modified attitude toward the treatment of a child. Children are now recognized eg respectable individuals in the social orders, who should be accorded the rights and privileges to pursue the happiness and security which is essential to their growth and development.

The writer wanted to know the needs and interests of these high school girls in order that the attainable objectives and effective teaching procedures might be established in planning and developing curriculum materials for use of homemaking teachers. She assumed that this study may serve as a guide to the curriculum maker in planning a program of instruction for a particular school.

The requirement that all girls in high schools must take one or more units of homemaking has been advocated by some educators. Most of the arguments for such requirements have been based upon the social value of the training as well as upon the vocational needs for a required course in social or natural science. The exact determination of the number of units of each subject required in a specific course depends upon several conditions, such as the special needs of the community and of the group, whether an attempt has been made to qualify the high school graduate for college entrance and whether such a course conforms to the requirements of the State Plan.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. May Galloway

Committee Member

E. May Galloway


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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