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Title:Young people's attitudes towards household work: an analysis by age and its implications on home economics curriculum at secondary level
Author:Siyakwazi, P.D.
Year:1992
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:4
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:32-48
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:pupils
home economics
households
Labor and Employment
Cultural Roles
Education and Training
education
Curriculum subjects
secondary education
attitudes
Abstract:This paper examines attitudes of secondary school youth in Zimbabwe towards household work. Evidence from a survey of 182 high school students shows that younger students (aged 14-16) show a more positive attitude towards household work and towards the teaching of home economics in schools than the other age groups. Home economics was ranked fourth in order of importance behind maths, science and English by all age groups. There is also evidence that after exposure to home economics courses, students show a more positive attitude towards household chores. Bibliogr.
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