Comparing home economics: A cross cultural perspective on values

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Title Comparing home economics: A cross cultural perspective on values
Author Pendergast, Donna Lee; Dewhurst, Yvonne
Publication Title Horizons in home economics - conference proceedings
Editor Home Economics Institute of Australia
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Canberra
Publisher Home Economics Institute of Australia
Abstract This paper goes beyond the local boundaries of home economics to consider home economics curriculum in another location of the world, literally seeking out new horizons. This is achieved by comparing the Scottish with the Australian, and in particular the Queensland context. Comparisons are made in the following key areas: • The national values education context • The schooling systems • Home economics in the secondary school context. The purpose of this comparison is to seek similarities and consistencies, and also discontinuities and contradictions, such that the question about what is valued, valuable and of value about home economics can begin to be explored. In making a global connection, understandings around the changes and challenges that face the profession and the potential for new horizons are laid open.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
ISBN 1322-9974
Conference name Horizons in home economics - HEIA national conference 2007
Location Sydney
Date From 2007-01-10
Date To 2007-01-12
Date Accessioned 2010-03-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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