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Old 09-29-2011, 10:34 PM   #10
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Re: Are there still home ec teachers in school?

And, you know what, going through these...when I was in school, you had "shop class." which was a woodworking class, a bit of welding maybe. My high school was JUST starting, like right in my senior year, to develop an automotive class. But now, that whole department is called "technology education" and it's broken down into things like "principles of engineering" and "digital electronics" and "construction processes" and so on. It just seems to be broken down into so many more classes and specializations, where "home ec" hasn't broken out much at all. It's as if we are forgetting to teach our kids how to do for themselves-how to make their own food, how to do their own repairs, make their own clothes etc etc.
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