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Old 09-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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How does one get into this? Is there like a textiles degree then teacher certification?

I'm really considering going back to school for this...
Does it still exist?

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Yes there are, but it isn't called Home ec anymore. It's like Family Technology or something along those lines.
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My DD has a class called "food for today". It's pretty much a cooking class. She loves it, they make pretty complicated dishes and learn all about food safety, how to use a knife correctly, etc. It's a great class.

Btw this is in high school.
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Re: Are there still home ec teachers in school?

Not in the middle schools in my township. We do have Family and Consumer Science at the high school, though.
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Re: Are there still home ec teachers in school?

Not in my school district.
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Re: Are there still home ec teachers in school?

yes and it is still called home ed here.

However not all the teachers teach only home ec. In the middle school I worked in last year 1 teacher taught all home ec, the other home ec teacher taught mostly grade 7 ela, social, pa. In the other middle school here there are 2 teachers who teach home ec, but neither are full time home ec teachers.

The high school has a full time home ec teacher, but they may have other teachers teaching home ec and other classes too.

the middle schools have Advanced Home Ec for the grade 9's as an elective.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:19 PM   #7
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Re: Are there still home ec teachers in school?

I suppose that depends on what you consider "Home Economics." When I was in school, Home Ec was a semester of sewing and a semester of cooking. At my daughter's high school, they have a whole category of electives called "Family and Consumer Sciences." It includes these classes
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Nutrition & Wellness
Adv Nutrition & Foods I
Adv Nutrition & Foods II
Child Dev & Parenting
Adv Child Development
Housing & Interiors I
Housing & Interiors II
Orientation to Life/Careers
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I am not sure it's good enough to be honest. The housing and interiors classes, the way I read the manual, are really just decorating classes. The personal and family finance course really seems to read like it's more geared towards special needs teens and helping them learn to live on their own. It may not be, the description was filled with a lot of fluff. There's a different financial course offered in the business categories called personal finance that seems much more like what you would consider a personal finance type of course. The child development and the foods courses look like what you would expect. Some things I wish they had were some sort of sewing/mending/knitting or other textiles type of course, a gardening course, that maybe dabbled in a bit of canning, freezing that sort of thing. Also, something with basic home repairs would be great-how to repair a hole in drywall, how to do some basic plumbing repairs, that sort of thing. THAT, to me, is the REAL home ec stuff. And its stuff that so many people just don't know how to do anymore. If drano doesn't take care of the clog, call a plumber.
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I suppose that depends on what you consider "Home Economics." When I was in school, Home Ec was a semester of sewing and a semester of cooking. At my daughter's high school, they have a whole category of electives called "Family and Consumer Sciences." It includes these classes
I am not sure it's good enough to be honest. The housing and interiors classes, the way I read the manual, are really just decorating classes. The personal and family finance course really seems to read like it's more geared towards special needs teens and helping them learn to live on their own. It may not be, the description was filled with a lot of fluff. There's a different financial course offered in the business categories called personal finance that seems much more like what you would consider a personal finance type of course. The child development and the foods courses look like what you would expect. Some things I wish they had were some sort of sewing/mending/knitting or other textiles type of course, a gardening course, that maybe dabbled in a bit of canning, freezing that sort of thing. Also, something with basic home repairs would be great-how to repair a hole in drywall, how to do some basic plumbing repairs, that sort of thing. THAT, to me, is the REAL home ec stuff. And its stuff that so many people just don't know how to do anymore. If drano doesn't take care of the clog, call a plumber.
LOL - remembering my Home Ec class during my sophomore year of high school! Yes, it was pretty biased - basically all the girls took Home Ec and the boys took "Shop" - but it was very practical! There were the standard units on cooking and sewing, of course, but we also had the guest teacher from one of the cosmetic companies do a unit on skin care and natural makeup (a/k/a how not to look like Tammy Faye Baker). I also very vividly remember the days we spent at the staircase having lessons on "Why ladies don't run up and down steps" (let's just say the view isn't very flattering), how to walk up and down stairs in high heels, and how not to trip and fall on your face when wearing a long dress. We even had a class on how to get in and out of a car in a skirt without showing the world your underwear preferences.
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We even had a class on how to get in and out of a car in a skirt without showing the world your underwear preferences.
LOL! I think this should be mandatory at all schools.
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