Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Home Economics


The writer was concerned with the expressed needs of homemakers in Castlewood for help in solving some of the problems of family living today. It was brought out in the 1963 South Dakota survey by Westby that women of all education levels and age groups were interested in adult homemaking classes. As an instructor of adult homemaking classes at Castlewood High School, the writer became aware of the needs of classroom home economics teachers in planning and conducting adult classes in addition to a full work load. After interviews with home economics teachers having similar experiences, the author wrote to Miss Imogene Van Overschelde, State Supervisor, Home Economics Education, State Division of Vocational and Technical Education, Pierre, South Dakota, for information on adult homemaking classes. The author decided to send inquiries to state supervisors in selected Midwestern states and to teachers who reported teaching adult classes in clothing construction in South Dakota during the 1966-1967 school term and to use this information in an effort to increase the interest of home economics teachers in teaching adult homemaking classes. It was the purpose of this study to learn more about the adult homemaking program in South Dakota· and other Midwestern states and to use this information in teaching classes and assembling materials which would be of assistance to home economics teachers in the teaching of adults.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Home economics -- Study and teaching -- South Dakota
Adult education -- South Dakota




South Dakota State University