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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


It was the purpose of this study to investigate the development of vocational homemaking education in the state of Nebraska from the time of its establishment in 1917 up to and including 1967. Special emphasis was placed on changes which have occurred in vocational homemaking education as related to changing economic and social conditions.

An unaltered purpose of vocational homemaking education has been and continues to be the preparation of students for their roles as homemakers through efficient utilization of resources. Therefore, over time, the homemaking program would have had to change to reflect and incorporate new technological advances and changes in material resources. An examination of any such changes permits the uncovering of past events which can be assessed for meaning and will provide the basis for additional modification and re-direction for new programs.

Advisor: Hazel Anthony