A curriculum model for home economics at Solusi College
Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the needs of Zimbabwean families in household management so as to develop a home economics curriculum for Solusi College.
Method: Home economics syllabi from the University of Cambridge Overseas Syndicate were analyzed to determine content material expected of Ordinary Level candidates. Gweru Teachers’ College and Andrews University home economics programs were analyzed for establish courses offered at college level. A survey was made of home economics teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Zimbabwe to determine opinions on course content considered valuable to college teachers.
Findings: According to the findings of this study, Zimbabwean families need education that can improve the quality of their family life in the areas of nutrition, child care, resource and household management, and health. Therefore, in developing a curriculum for Solusi College, an attempt has been made to include those courses that meet the needs of the people of Zimbabwe.
Angeline N Musvosvi
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