Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Ruth B. Ridenour


The modern goal of home economics education is a curriculum centered about the family as it lives, works, and plays in a time of rapid social, economic, scientific, and world change. Many schools present home economics as cooking and sewing. It seems evident that home economics education, to meet needs in today's families and prepare young people for assuming responsibilities as future homemakers, must plan programs of greater depth and breadth than those of the past. This paper will (1) explore possible means of coordinating and integrating the specific area of family relationships with the general home economics curriculum and (2) explore possible ways of developing in pupils a realization of the importance of happy family life.