Home Economics ~

Home Economics
(also known as Family and Consumer Sciences) is the profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home and community.[1] Home economics is a field of formal study including such topics as consumer education, institutional management, interior design, home furnishing, cleaning, handicrafts, sewing, clothing and textiles, Commercial cooking, cooking, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, monetary education, and family relationships. It prepares students for homemaking or professional careers, or for just having responsibilities and duties to do at home in real life. It is taught in secondary schools, colleges and universities, vocational schools and in adult education centers, where students include women and some men. In the 1800’s, home economics classes were intended to ready young women for their duties in the home. Classes were first in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, followed by Latin America, Asia and Africa. International organizations such as those associated with the United Nations have been involved in starting home economics programs around the world

Published in: on June 21, 2010 at 2:57 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I took Home Economics for 3 classes I believe in high school. At the time I didn’t pay any attention. I really wish I could go back and kick myself. 😛


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