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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Home Economics

First Advisor

Virginia Clark


The purpose of this study is to determine if the class, Resource Management, made a difference in knowledge and competence related to Resource Management for students who completed the class. Theoretically, students enrolled in the Resource Management class should have more knowledge/competence in this area after completing the class than similar students who have not completed the class. The following questions form the basis of this study: 1. Do student perceptions compare with the perceptions of the advisory board regarding the importance of the various units of the curriculum guide? 2. Do students who completed the class feel that they know more about the concepts included in Resource Management at the end of the class? 3. Do students that took the class, Resource Management, have higher scores on the posttest than those who did not attend the class? 4. Do students enrolled in the class show retention of knowledge in the area of resource management, at the end of the school year? 5. Do the students enrolled in the class compare with other students in the state, who studied various units of the curriculum guide?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Home economics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Dakota -- Evaluation
Family life education -- South Dakota -- Evaluation
Home economics students -- Ability testing -- South Dakota
Life skills -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Dakota



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