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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


C. Jay Skidmore


A descriptive study was made of the administrative provisions, teaching qualifications and characteristics, subjects and topics being taught, and resources used in teaching family life education in the high schools of Utah. "Some" family life education was being taught in 98 per cent of the high schools. Of these schools, 82 per cent were teaching it as a unit in a regular class varying widely from Home and Family Living to Livestock Management. viii Home Economics classes came closest to teaching family life education as it was defined in this study; however, these classes were made up almost entirely of girl students. The training received by most family life teachers was not explicitly in family life education, resulting in a segmentalized exposure regardi ng the whole of family life education. Only 30.7 per cent of the family life teachers were using a family life textbook.