Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Home Economics


One of the basic requirements of curriculum building is a clear and concise understanding of social, economic and technological developments which influence the American way of life. In fact curriculum revision is needed because of these rapid changes which are often so rapid that the educator has difficultly interpreting their implications. A first step in curriculum reorganization according to Trump and Baynham involves an analysis of what is being tought and studied by students.9 It was with this thought in mind that the writer developed a questionnaire which was sent to teachers in the public schools teaching homemaking in the seventh and eighth grades of South Dakota. It was the purpose of this study to provide back-ground material for curriculum revisions in South Dakota and other states where applicable. The writer hoped to determine areas being taught and content emphases in the seventh and eighth grades. It also seemed desirable to determine the number of schools having seventh and eighth grad programs, and the amount of time allowed each program in homemaking.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Home economics -- Study and teaching -- South Dakota




South Dakota State University