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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1966. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1966, the author. Used by permission.


A survey was begun in the fall of 1965 to collect information on the development of high school family living programs. A review of the literature was made and the studies presented which traced the history of family living in high school from its beginning to the present. The literature emphasized the need for such education for individuals in all staged of development. The need for a survey on family life education in Nebraska became apparent from this literature.

The specific objectives of this study were to determine:

  1. The provisions in the curriculum for the teaching of family living in the Nebraska schools.

  2. The attitude of the administrator toward the teaching of family living in the high school.

  3. The characteristics and qualifications of the high school teach of family living.

  4. The methods used in the teaching of family living in the homemaking department in Nebraska.

  5. The differences between family life education in schools with vocational and non-vocational homemaking programs.

Data for this research were gathered during the 1965-1966 school year through the use of two questionnaires, one of which was for the school administrator and one for the homemaking teacher. The questionnaires were mailed to 365 public high schools in Nebraska. Returns were received from 280 administrators and 206 teachers.

Advisor: Beverly Fowler